Laitila (Swedish: Letala) is a small town in Finland Proper.
Laitila, with some 8,500 inhabitants has been regarded a town since 1986. It is surrounded by fields and known for production of egg and early vegetables (75% of Finnish early carrots), nowadays also for the brewery and soft drink factory (Laitilan Wirvoitusjuomatehdas). Indeed, a significant part of its industry is about food processing. Laitila belongs to a commons commuting area with Uusikaupunki and Rauma, still with more people commuting to the town than away from it.
The area is rich in finds from the Iron Age, the most notable being the Vainionmäki grave field. The first glass item of Finland, from Roman times. Among built environments of national interest are the villages of Untamala and Suontaa and the farm yard of Kauppila.
- Tourist information (Poukan talo), Keskuskatu 4 (in the centre), ☏+358 40-653-7510. In a farmhouse from the 1700s. Exhibitions about chicken farming and about the soft drink factory. Café. Exhibitions €1.
- Laitila guides (Laitilan oppaat) (at Poukan talo), ☏+358 2 854-461. Guided tours