Fascinating past

  • The area in what is now Tuusula was located in the larger municipality of Sipoo.

  • In 1643, it became a separate parish in the municipality, and in 1653, it became a separate municipality.

  • During the Crimean War (1853–1856), a Russian garrison was stationed in what is now Hyrylä.

  • The area had always been a fairly fertile area, thus encouraging farming.

  • The development of other industries began in 1795, when an Ironworks created in Kellokoski that functioned until the 1980s.


Tuusula today

  • Due its proximity to the Helsinki, Tuusula is, for the most part, a commuter town.

  • Tuusula itself has around 10,000 jobs. 66% of the jobs are in the service sector, 31% in the workforce, and 1.5% are farmers.



  • From the center of Tuusula, Hyrylä, there are good bus connections to Helsinki, via the Tuusula motorway.

  • There are also two train stations in the main railway line of Finland, Jokela and Nuppulinna.


Facts about Tuusula

  • Total Area : 225.46 sq km (87.05 sq mi)

  • Land : 219.51 sq km (84.75 sq mi)

  • Water : 5.95 sq km (2.30 sq mi)




Lake Tuusula

  • Situated on the border of the municipalities of Tuusula and Järvenpää in Southern Finland. The lake has an area of 6.0 square kilometres.

  • Since the beginning of the twentieth century the shores of Lake Tuusula has been an artist's colony.

  • The houses of Jean Sibelius, Juhani Aho, Pekka Halonen, Eero Järnefelt, Joonas Kokkonen, and Aleksis Kivi are on the edges of the lake.

  • In 1992, as part of restoration efforts to improve the quality of water in the lake, additional water started to be fed into the Lake via the Päijänne Water Tunnel.