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Old Rauma *
Criteria Cultural: iv, v
Reference 582
Coordinates 61°07′42″N 21°30′42″E / 61.12833°N 21.51167°E / 61.12833; 21.51167
Inscription history
Inscription 1991 (15th Session)

Old Rauma (Finnish: Vanha Rauma, Swedish: Gamla Raumo) is a wooden city centre. It is located in the town of Rauma, Finland. It is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The area of Old Rauma is about 0.3 km². It has approximately six hundred buildings (including both proper houses and smaller buildings like sheds). About 800 people live in the area.

The town of Rauma expanded outside Old Rauma only in the early 19th century. The oldest currently standing buildings were built in the 18th century, because two fires in 1640 and 1682 destroyed the town. Most buildings are currently inhabited and owned by private individuals. The two main streets and area around the town square are mainly in business use.

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