Anjala, Inkeroinen and Myllykoski are all parts of Kouvola and they are situated along the Kymijioki River.
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Anjala is pleasant and green village of 2000 inhabitants in southern Kouvola, on the west bank of the Kymijoki River. Anjala is known for the historic Anjala Union and Mathilda Wrede’s grave. Anjala’s beautiful wooden church dates from 1756. All the basic amenities are available in Anjala: child care, primary education, services for older people, shopping and postal services. Basic emergency services are provided by Anjala VPK, which was elected Finnish volunteer fire service of the year in 2010. More services are available in nearby Inkeroinen. Leisure facilities include various hunting clubs, sports clubs, and Anjala Mannerheim League for children and young people. Nature provides even more opportunities for independent leisure. You can go hiking in the deep woods or the Kirkkovuori and Känkkäränvuori hills, or boating and fishing on the Kymi River.
Inkeroinen (Mämmälä village) is a cosy-sized and peaceful settlement of 4000 inhabitants which grew up around the paper mill south of Kouvola on the eastern shore of the Kymi River. The centre of Inkeroinen is urban and pleasant, with all amenities close at hand. These include primary and secondary schools, Kymenlaakso College, a daycare centre, grocery and clothing stores and specialist shops, pharmacy, cafés, pizzerias and a hotel. In addition to bus and coach services, Inkeroinen also has a rail connection to Kouvola and Kotka.
The residential area of Tehtaanmäki is built around Anjala paper mill, which was designed by Alvar Aalto in 1937-38 and 1950-56. The school he designed there is listed building and was renovated in 2003.
Inkeroinen’s leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool, an ice rink, a library, a sports field and a lighted track. Inkeroinen is surrounded by fields and woods, which in many places open onto the river. You can walk and jog around Anjala bay along the beach roads and dam bridge.
Myllykoski is a green area of about 5000 inhabitants on the banks of the Kymi River. Myllykoski amenities include a daycare centre, schools, food and other shops, restaurants, petrol stations and a library. You can spend your leisure time on the local cross-country skiing and hiking routes.
Keltakangas is situated close to Myllykoski, on the south-east side of Highway 15. Keltakangas is home to more than 600 people, who live close to nature. Keltakangas has a health centre. Private companies offering state-regulated services include an MOT station and driving practice track. In the last few years new economic activity in Keltakangas has focussed on the Ekopark industrial area. The waste management centre for the whole of Kymenlaakso is located there.