city in the region of Kymenlaakso in Finland

Kotka (literally eagle) is a town in Kymenlaakso, Finland.

Kotkan kaupunki
The centre of Kotka (Kotkansaari island)
The centre of Kotka (Kotkansaari island)
Coat of arms of Kotka
Location of Kotka in Finland
Location of Kotka in Finland
Country Finland
Sub-regionKotka-Hamina sub-region
 • City managerHenry Lindelöf
 • Total949.77 km2 (366.71 sq mi)
 • Land271.29 km2 (104.75 sq mi)
 • Water678.45 km2 (261.95 sq mi)
 • Rank239th largest in Finland
 • Total52,899
 • Rank19th largest in Finland
 • Density194.99/km2 (505.0/sq mi)
Population by native language
 • Finnish94.4% (official)
 • Swedish1%
 • Others4.5%
Population by age
 • 0 to 1413.1%
 • 15 to 6459.2%
 • 65 or older27.7%
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+03:00 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]21.5%

It is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. The centre of Kotka is located at Kotkansaari island. The most famous sport team from Kotka is KTP (Kotkan Työväen Palloilijat). The KTP-team plays football and basketball.

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  1. "Area of Finnish Municipalities 1.1.2018" (PDF). National Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  2. "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 December 2008". Statistics Finland's PX-Web databases. Statistics Finland. Retrieved 29 March 2009.
  4. "Population according to age (1-year) and sex by area and the regional division of each statistical reference year, 2003-2020". StatFin. Statistics Finland. Retrieved 2 May 2021.
  5. "List of municipal and parish tax rates in 2021" (PDF). Tax Administration of Finland. 1 December 2020. Retrieved 10 April 2021.

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  Media related to Kotka at Wikimedia Commons

  •   Kotka travel guide from Wikivoyage