About Forssa

Forssa is a town and municipality of Finland.

It is located almost in the centre of a triangle defined by the three largest major cities in Finland (Helsinki, Turku and Tampere), in the province of Southern Finland and is part of the Tavastia Proper region. The town has a population of 17,735 (30 September 2012) and covers an area of 253.39 square kilometres (97.83 sq mi) of which 4.61 km2 (1.78 sq mi) is water. The population density is 71.29 inhabitants per square kilometre (184.6 /sq mi).

Forssa is known for its annual big events like in the first weekend of August held Holjat Festival as well as car enthusiasts get together in Pick-Nick, the biggest event in Northern Europe. A tradition is also annual Suvi-ilta Maraton - the second biggest marathon event in Finland. Suvi-ilta Maraton takes place a weekend before Midsummer. It also has a fairly popular harness racing track.

The municipality is unilingual Finnish