Kotka

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Kotka
Ceety
Kotkan kaupunki
The centre o Kotka

Coat of arms
Location o Kotka in Finland
Coordinates: 60°28′N 026°56.5′E / 60.467°N 26.9417°E / 60.467; 26.9417
Kintra Finland
Region Kymenlaakso
Sub-region Kotka-Hamina sub-region
Charter 1879
Government
 • Ceety manager Henry Lindelöf
Area(2011-01-01)[1]
 • Total 949.74 km2 (366.70 sq mi)
 • Land 271.29 km2 (104.75 sq mi)
 • Water 678.45 km2 (261.95 sq mi)
Area rank 117t lairgest in Finland
Population (2013-08-31)[2]
 • Total 54,849
 • Rank 19t lairgest in Finland
 • Density 0/km2 (0/sq mi)
Population bi native leid[3]
 • Finnish 94.4% (official)
 • Swadish 1%
 • Ithers 4.5%
Population bi age[4]
 • 0 tae 14 14.8%
 • 15 tae 64 65.5%
 • 65 or older 19.6%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 19.5%
Website www.kotka.fi

Kotka (literally eagle) is a toun an municipality o Finland.

Kotka is locatit on the coast o the Guwf o Finland at the mooth o Kymi River an it is pairt o the Kymenlaakso region in soothren Finland. The municipality haes a population o 54,849 (31 August 2013)[2] an covers an aurie o 949.74 square kilometres (366.70 sq mi) o which 678.45 km2 (261.95 sq mi) is watter.[1] The population densitie is [convert: invalid number]. The ceety centre o Kotka is locatit at Kotkansaari island.

The municipality is offeecially unilingually Finnish.

The Port o Kotka is a major Finnish sea port that serves baith the foreign trade o Finland an Roushie.[6]

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

The Seicont Aw-Roushie Conference o the Roushie Social Democratic Labour Pairty wis held in Kotka, on Julie 21–23 (Aug. 3–5), 1907.

Internaitional relations[eedit | eedit soorce]

Twin touns — Sister ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

Kotka is twinned wi:

Sports[eedit | eedit soorce]

The maist famous sport team frae Kotka is KTP (Kotkan Työväen Palloilijat). It competes in fitbaa an basketbaa.

Gallery[eedit | eedit soorce]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Area by municipality as of 1 Januar 2011" (PDF) (in Finnish and Swedish). Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 9 Mairch 2011. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "VÄESTÖTIETOJÄRJESTELMÄ REKISTERITILANNE 31.8.2013" (in Finnish and Swedish). Population Register Center of Finland. Retrieved 15 September 2013. 
  3. "Population according to language and the number of foreigners and land area km2 by area as of 31 Dizember 2008". Statistics Finland's PX-Web databases. Statistics Finland. Retrieved 29 Mairch 2009. 
  4. "Population according to age and gender by area as of 31 Dizember 2008". Statistics Finland's PX-Web databases. Statistics Finland. Retrieved 28 Apryle 2009. 
  5. "List of municipal and parish tax rates in 2011". Tax Administration of Finland. 29 November 2010. Retrieved 13 Mairch 2011. 
  6. [1][deid airtin]

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