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Kotkan kaupunki
The centre o Kotka
The centre o Kotka
Coat of airms o Kotka
Coat airms
Location o Kotka in Finland
Location o Kotka in Finland
Coordinates: 60°28′N 026°56.5′E / 60.467°N 26.9417°E / 60.467; 26.9417Coordinates: 60°28′N 026°56.5′E / 60.467°N 26.9417°E / 60.467; 26.9417
Kintra Finland
Sub-regionKotka-Hamina sub-region
 • Ceety managerHenry Lindelöf
 • Total949.77 km2 (366.71 sq mi)
 • Laund271.29 km2 (104.75 sq mi)
 • Water678.45 km2 (261.95 sq mi)
Area rank239t lairgest in Finland
 • Total50,599
 • Rank19t lairgest in Finland
 • Density186.51/km2 (483.1/sq mi)
Population bi native leid
 • Finnish94.4% (offeecial)
 • Swadish1%
 • Ithers4.5%
Population by age
 • 0 tae 1414.8%
 • 15 tae 6465.5%
 • 65 or aulder19.6%
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

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 50,599 (28 Februar 2023)[2] an covers an aurie o 949.77 square kilometre (366.71 sq mi) o which 678.45 km2 (261.95 sq mi) is watter.[6] The population densitie is 186.51 inhabitants per square kilometre (483.1/sq mi). 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 tred o Finland an Roushie.[7]


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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

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Twin touns — Sister ceeties

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Kotka is twinned wi:

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

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  1. "Area of Finnish Municipalities 1.1.2018" (PDF). National Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 30 Januar 2018.
  2. a b "Preliminar population structur bi aurie, 2022M01*-2023M02*". StatFin (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 4 Apryle 2023.
  3. "Population according to language and the number of foreigners and land area km2 by area as of 31 December 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 December 2008". Statistics Finland's PX-Web databases. Statistics Finland. Retrieved 28 Apryle 2009.
  5. a b "Luettelo kuntien ja seurakuntien tuloveroprosenteista vuonna 2023". Tax Admeenistration o Finland. 14 November 2022. Retrieved 7 Mey 2023.
  6. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named total area
  7. "Archived copy". Archived frae the original on 31 Mey 2010. Retrieved 3 Januar 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

Freemit airtins

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Media relatit tae Kotka at Wikimedia Commons