Kvevlax

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Kvevlax
Church village
Coat of arms of Kvevlax
Kvevlax is located in Finland
Kvevlax
Kvevlax
Coordinates: 63°10′N 21°50′E / 63.167°N 21.833°E / 63.167; 21.833Coordinates: 63°10′N 21°50′E / 63.167°N 21.833°E / 63.167; 21.833
CountryFinland
RegionKorsholm
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+03:00 (EEST)

Kvevlax (Finnish: Koivulahti) is a church village in the municipality of Korsholm, Finland. It is located approximately 15 kilometres (9 mi) north of the city of Vaasa. Kvevlax became an independent parish in 1857. Until 1 January 1973 it was an independent municipality. Kvevlax has a lower grade primary education school, a kindergarten, a running track and an ice rink. There are two local grocery shops, a library and a bank.

Flight 311 air crash[edit]

On 3 January 1961, a DC-3, the Aero O/Y Flight 311, crashed in Kvevlax, with the loss of all 25 on board. The DC-3 crash was blamed on alcohol-intoxicated and sleep-deprived pilots. The accident remains the worst in Finnish aviation history.

Landmarks[edit]

  • The Kvevlax Church, built in 1692. The church has a pulpit from 1696, while the organ is much newer, having been purchased in 1975.
  • The Kvevlax UF house[further explanation needed] was opened in 1949, although the youth organization was formed back in 1895. The previous UF house burned down in the winter of 1940.
  • The memorial to the air crash

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