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Perävaara's
Measurement Point

Struve Geotedic Arc point - Perävaara, Kallunki

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Why locals love it

The measuring point is on Alanen-Perävaara, a smaller height fully planted with forest. The measuring point at Perävaara is the only one of the Swedish World Heritage Sites that has a preserved mark. Inside the forest, there is an engraved cross in a grounded stone.On site you can get information on the signs at the bus parking lot.

Why you should visit it

The Struve Geodetic Arc is a triangular chain between the Arctic Ocean and the Black Sea. It explored the shape and size of the globe between 1816-1855. Six of the 34 selected World Heritage sites are located in Finland. Measuring points are not only historically important, but also excellent viewpoints.

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The northernmost point is located in Norway near Hammerfest by the Arctic Ocean and the southernmost is in the Black Sea near Ukraine.

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