Kotka

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Kotka
Town
Kotkan kaupunki
The centre of Kotka (Kotkansaari island)

Coat of arms
Location of Kotka in Finland
Coordinates: 60°28′N 026°56.5′E / 60.467°N 26.9417°E / 60.467; 26.9417Coordinates: 60°28′N 026°56.5′E / 60.467°N 26.9417°E / 60.467; 26.9417
Country Finland
Region Kymenlaakso
Sub-region Kotka-Hamina sub-region
Charter 1879
Government
 • City manager Henry Lindelöf
Area (2009)
 • Total 949.75 km2 (366.70 sq mi)
 • Land 271.3 km2 (104.7 sq mi)
 • Water 678.45 km2 (261.95 sq mi)
Area rank 116th largest in Finland
Population (2013)[1]
 • Total 54,849
 • Rank 15th largest in Finland
 • Density 202.17/km2 (523.6/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

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

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. "Väestötietojärjestelmä Rekisteritilanne 31.8.2013" (in Finnish and Swedish). Population Register Center of Finland. http://vrk.fi/default.aspx?docid=7675&site=3&id=0. Retrieved 15 September 2013.

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