Kainuu

region of Finland

Kainuu is a region in eastern Finland. As of January 2015, there were about 75 000 people living there. It is next to Northern Ostrobothnia, Northern Savonia and North Karelia.

Kainuu

Kainuun maakunta
Kajanalands landskap
Flag of Kainuu
Flag
Coat of arms of Kainuu
Coat of arms
Kainuu on a map of Finland
Kainuu on a map of Finland
CountryFinland
Government
 • TypeRegion of Finland
 • Regional MayorPentti Malinen
 • Chairman of the Regional AssemblyPentti Kettunen
 • Chairman of the Regional BoardTimo Korhonen
Area
 • Total22,687.38 km2 (8,759.65 sq mi)
Population
 (January, 2016)[1]
 • Total75 415
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
ISO 3166 codeFI-05
NUTS134
Regional birdSiberian jay (Perisoreus infaustus)
Regional fishEuropean smelt (Osmerus eperlanus)
Regional flowerHeather (Calluna vulgaris)
Regional StoneGreenschist
Regional lakeOulujärvi
Regional songNälkämaan laulu
Websitewww.kainuu.fi

Kainuu is a multi-cultural area.[2]

MunicipalitiesEdit

Kainuu has 8 municipalities of which two are cities (marked bold). The population is displayed on the right side of the municipal names. In the early 2016 the municipality of Vaala became part of the region of Northern Ostrobothnia.[3]

Changes in the regions municipalities

Related pagesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 Population in the Kainuu region Kainuu population statistics. Statistics Finland. Referenced on 01.20.2016
  2. Sotkan maa - Sotkamo, Alpo Komulainen ISBN 9519637567 001 1 398 page 7
  3. Vaala siirtyy Kainuusta Pohjois-Pohjanmaahan vuoden 2016 alusta Press release. Ministry of Finance. Referenced on the 01.21.2016

Other websitesEdit