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Kotka

city in the region of Kymenlaakso in Finland

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

Kotka
Town
Kotkan kaupunki
The centre of Kotka (Kotkansaari island)
The centre of Kotka (Kotkansaari island)
Coat of arms of Kotka
Coat of arms
Location of Kotka in Finland
Location of Kotka in Finland
Country Finland
RegionKymenlaakso
Sub-regionKotka-Hamina sub-region
Charter1879
Government
 • City managerHenry Lindelöf
Area
 (2018-01-01)[1]
 • Total949.77 km2 (366.71 sq mi)
 • Land271.29 km2 (104.75 sq mi)
 • Water678.45 km2 (261.95 sq mi)
Area rank239th largest in Finland
Population
 (2018-08-31)[2]
 • Total53,110
 • Rank19th largest in Finland
 • Density195.77/km2 (507.0/sq mi)
Population by native language
 • Finnish94.4% (official)
 • Swedish1%
 • Others4.5%
Population by age
 • 0 to 1414.8%
 • 15 to 6465.5%
 • 65 or older19.6%
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]19.5%
Websitewww.kotka.fi

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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SourcesEdit

  1. "Area of Finnish Municipalities 1.1.2018" (PDF). National Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  2. "Ennakkoväkiluku kuukausittain sukupuolen mukaan alueittain, elokuu 2018" (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 21 October 2018.
  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 and gender by area as of 31 December 2008". Statistics Finland's PX-Web databases. Statistics Finland. Retrieved 28 April 2009.
  5. "List of municipal and parish tax rates in 2011". Tax Administration of Finland. 29 November 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2011.

Other websitesEdit

  Media related to Kotka at Wikimedia Commons