Kouvola

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Kouvola
Ceety
Kouvolan kaupunki
Pedestrian zone Manski in Kouvola downtown

Coat of arms
Motto: Kymijoen kaupunki
Location o Kouvola in Finland
Coordinates: 60°52′05″N 026°42′15″E / 60.86806°N 26.70417°E / 60.86806; 26.70417Coordinates: 60°52′05″N 026°42′15″E / 60.86806°N 26.70417°E / 60.86806; 26.70417
Kintra Finland
Region Kymenlaakso
Sub-region Kouvola sub-region
Chairter 1922
Ceety richts 1960
Government
 • Ceety manager Lauri Lamminmäki
Area(2011-01-01)[1]
 • Ceety 2,883.30 km2 (1,113.25 sq mi)
 • Land 2,558.24 km2 (987.74 sq mi)
 • Water 325.06 km2 (125.51 sq mi)
Area rank 21st lairgest in Finland
Population (2013-08-31)[2]
 • Ceety 87,168
 • Rank 10t lairgest in Finland
 • Density 0/km2 (0/sq mi)
 • Metro 60,776
 • Metro density 267/km2 (690/sq mi)
Population bi native leid[3]
 • Finnish 97.2% (official)
 • Swadish 0.4% (official)
 • Ithers 2.4%
Population bi age[4]
 • 0 tae 14 15.1%
 • 15 tae 64 65.1%
 • 65 or older 19.8%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 45100
Municipal tax rate[5] 20%
Website www.kouvola.fi

Kouvola is a toun an municipality in sootheastren Finland. It is locatit 134 kilometres (83 mi) northeast o the caipital, Helsinki.

The ceety haes a population o 87,168 (31 August 2013)[2] an covers a aurie o 2,883.30 square kilometres (1,113.25 sq mi) o which 325.06 km2 (125.51 sq mi) is watter.[1] The population densitie is [convert: invalid number].

Kouvola's central location athin Finland's borders an as a border post atween the European Union an Roushie Federation maks it a quite lively toun. The toun oreeginally grew up aroond the junction o the north–sooth an east–wast rail tracks. It wis a major road transport junction an aw.

In Januar 2009, the sax municipalities – Kouvola, Kuusankoski, Elimäki, Anjalankoski, Valkeala an Jaala – wur consolidatit, formin the new municipality o Kouvola. Kouvola can nou claim the natural brawness o Valkeala an Jaala as well as the cultural heritage o Elimäki an Anjalankoski as its awn. Kouvola haes assumit the slogan Kymijoen kaupunki (the toun o Kymijoki) an aw, previously uised bi Anjalankoski.[6]

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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. "Kouvolan kaupunki". Website of Kouvola. Retrieved 20 June 2010. 

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