region of Finland
North Karelia (Finnish: Pohjois-Karjala) is a part of Karelia and a region in eastern Finland. Neighbouring regions are Northern Savonia, Southern Savonia, Kainuu and South Karelia.
There is lot of fresh water in this region. Pielinen is the largest lake.
Pohjois-Karjala has 13 municipalities. 5 of those are cities (marked bold).
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