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Old 07-08-2012, 11:27 PM   #444
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The Kultaranta (Swedish Gullranda; "Golden beach") is the summer residence of the President of Finland...It is located in the district of Kultaranta on the island of Luonnonmaa, in Naantali. The granite manor house is surrounded by 560,000 square metres of park, belonging to the property...The President of the Republic's summer residence, Kultaranta, stands in beautiful 54-hectare grounds in Naantali on the southwest coast. As well as the granite-built house, the complex includes numerous outbuildings and greenhouses, and a well-tended park...

A bee motif carved in grantite on the side of the Manor at Kultaranta...


The ground floor contains the reception rooms and private apartments... Upstairs are the bedrooms and guestrooms. Marble steps lead from the ground floor to the tower, from which there is a magnificent view of Naantali and the inshore islands...Kultaranta has about 1000 square metres of greenhouses. The garden supplies the President's household with both flowers and vegetables all year round...


Naantali ( Swedish: NĂ¥dendal) is a city in south-western Finland, known as one of the most important tourist centres of the country. The municipality has a population of 18,858 (31 January 2012), and is located in the region of Finland Proper, 14 kilometres (8.7 mi) west of Turku...Kult a rant a – Golf – Resort Located in the beautiful Finnish archipelago in Naantali, Kultaranta Resort is a place suited perfectly for your HOLIDAY...



The town encompasses a land area of 311.50 square kilometres (120.27 sq mi). Most of this area is located on the islands, but the majority of the population lives on the mainland. In fact, most of the island is beautiful forest and farmland, while the mainland consists chiefly of residential areas...The name Naantali is the Fennecised version of the "Swedish" name of the town, NĂ¥dendal. The Swedish name was given as a direct translation from the Latin Vallis Gratiae which literally means "The Valley of Grace"...The Port of Naantali is the third largest in Finland in terms of goods traffic, and the city is home to a power plant and an oil refinery owned by the government-controlled company Fortum and Neste Oil...The president receives an annual salary of 160,000 euros. The salary and other benefits are exempt from all taxes...


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