town in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia in Finland

Kuusamo is a town in Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. It is in the eastern part of Lapland. Kuusamo has an area of 5,809 square kilometres (2,243 sq mi). As of January 2014, it had a population of almost 16,000 people. Neighbouring municipalities are Posio, Salla, Suomussalmi and Taivalkoski. Oulanka National Park is in the areas of Kuusamo and Salla.

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There is also an airport in Kuusamo.

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