Geopark

Experience the serenity and mystique of the wild mires and discover the traces of the past geological drama. The geology of Lauhanvuori - Hämeenkangas UNESCO Global Geopark has international value. All Geoparks have their own geological theme, which in Lauhanvuori - Hämeenkangas UNESCO Global Geopark is the development from an ancient mountain range to the landscape of vast open mires we see today.

What is Geopark?

Geoparks tell the story of the earth through the internationally valuable geology, living nature, landscape and cultural heritage of their region.

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Lauhanvuori – Hämeenkangas UNESCO Global Geopark

Lauhanvuori - Hämeenkangas UNESCO Global Geopark's story tells the story of the development from an ancient mountain range to the landscape of vast open mires we see today

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Lauhanvuori – Hämeenkangas Geopark Association

Geopark's operations are based on cooperation. The Geopark Association coordinates Geopark together with its members, stakeholders and partners.

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Geopark Networks

Geopark operates in networks domestically and internationally. We learn from others and share experiences.

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Projects

The ELY Centers and the Leader Offices of the area have funded the development of Lauhanvuori - Hämeenkangas UNESCO Global Geopark for many years. The Geopark has several ongoing projects funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development.

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GEOfood

The mires, forests, lakes and rivers of the Geopark area dictate what can be found on our dinner plate.

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Education

The best way to learn about the Geopark is to experience it on site. The sites tell the history of the region from the past 1,900 million years ago to the present. Understanding of the value of the area helps to preserve its special features for future generations too.

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Municipalities

Lauhanvuori - Hämeenkangas UNESCo Global Geopark area consists of nine municipalities

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Sustainable tourism in the Geopark

Sustainable tourism contributes to the preservation of the Geopark's valuable geological, natural and cultural heritage and provides financial support to local communities and enhances the livelihood of the area.

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