A city of approximately 50.000 inhabitants located in southern Finland, between Helsinki and Tampere. It is named after a castle built on the bank of the Vanaja river in the 1600s. Also the birthplace of Finland's national composer, Jean Sibelius.
Around 25% of the population consists of elderly people, and because of that and Hämeenlinna's location in the south, the city could be described as the Florida of Finland.