Kouvola

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Kouvola
Ceety
Kouvolan kaupunki
Pedestrian zone Manski in Kouvola downtown
Pedestrian zone Manski in Kouvola downtown
Coat o airms o Kouvola
Coat o airms
Motto(s): 
Kymijoen kaupunki
Location o Kouvola in Finland
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
RegionKymenlaakso
Sub-regionKouvola sub-region
Chairter1922
Ceety richts1960
Govrenment
 • Ceety managerLauri Lamminmäki
Area
 (2018-01-01)[1]
 • Ceety2,883.30 km2 (1,113.25 sq mi)
 • Land2,558.24 km2 (987.74 sq mi)
 • Water325.06 km2 (125.51 sq mi)
Aurie rank22nt lairgest in Finland
Population
 (2019-01-31)[2]
 • Ceety83,149
 • Rank10t lairgest in Finland
 • Density32.5/km2 (84/sq mi)
 • Metro
60,776
 • Metro density267/km2 (690/sq mi)
Population bi native leid
 • Finnish97.2% (offeecial)
 • Swadish0.4% (offeecial)
 • Ithers2.4%
Population by age
 • 0 tae 1415.1%
 • 15 tae 6465.1%
 • 65 or aulder19.8%
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
45100
Municipal tax rate[5]20%
Wabsteidwww.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 83,149 (31 Januar 2019)[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 32.5 inhabitants per square kilometre (84/sq mi).

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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Kouvola is twinned wi:

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Area of Finnish Municipalities 1.1.2018" (PDF). National Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Suomen virallinen tilasto (SVT): Väestön ennakkotilasto [verkkojulkaisu]. Tammikuu 2019" (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  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 March 2011.
  6. "Kouvolan kaupunki". Website of Kouvola. Retrieved 20 June 2010.

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