Valkeakoski is a city and municipality in Finland. Valkeakoski is located 35 kilometers south of Tampere and a hundred and fifty km north of Helsinki within the Piranha region. The municipality has a population of 21,135 31 January 2019 and covers an area of 372.03 rectangular kilometers 143.64 squaremi of which 100.06 km2 38.63 squaremi is water. The population density is 77.Seventy one inhabitants in line with square kilometer the municipality is unilingual Finnish. Valkeakoski is great acknowledged for its paper industry and domestically exceedingly a success soccer group, FC Hake. The metropolis and the paper enterprise have each grown with the aid of the Valkeakoski rapids between the lake Mallasvesi within the north and the lake Vanajavesi in the south.
The Valkeakoski area is understood to have been inhabited for the reason that Iron Age. More than one thousand years in the past, the ridges on the location served as a foundation of the Ripoll fortress. In the subsequent middle Ages, the mill town Saaksmaki was the center of the area. However, industrialization closer to the quit of the 19th century extended the importance of what have become the modern town of Valkeakoski. The channel of Valkeakoski changed into opened in 1869, and the primary paper mill was completed in 1873, marking the start of a continuing subculture of forest enterprise. The municipality of Saaksmaki, from which the metropolis of Valkeakoski became detached in 1923, changed into consolidated with Valkeakoski in 1973.