Kainuu

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Kainuu
Kainuun maakunta
Kajanalands landskap
Region
Coat of arms of Kainuu
Coat of arms
Kainuu on a map of Finland
Kainuu on a map of Finland
Country Finland
Government
 • Type Region of Finland
 • Regional Mayor Pentti Malinen
 • Chairman of the Regional Assembly Pentti Kettunen
 • Chairman of the Regional Board Timo Korhonen
Area
 • Total 22,687.38 km2 (8,759.65 sq mi)
Population (January, 2016)[1]
 • Total 75 415
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
ISO 3166 code FI-05
NUTS 134
Regional bird Siberian jay (Perisoreus infaustus)
Regional fish European smelt (Osmerus eperlanus)
Regional flower Heather (Calluna vulgaris)
Regional Stone Greenschist
Regional lake Oulujärvi
Regional song Nälkämaan laulu
Website www.kainuu.fi

Kainuu is a region in eastern Finland. As of January 2015, there were about 75 000 people living there. It is next to Northern Ostrobothnia, Northern Savonia and North Karelia.

Kainuu is a multi-cultural area.[2]

Municipalities[change | change source]

Kainuu has 8 municipalities of which two are cities (marked bold). The population is displayed on the right side of the municipal names. In the early 2016 the municipality of Vaala became part of the region of Northern Ostrobothnia.[3]

Changes in the regions municipalities

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 Population in the Kainuu region Kainuu population statistics. Statistics Finland. Referenced on 01.20.2016
  2. Sotkan maa - Sotkamo, Alpo Komulainen ISBN 9519637567 001 1 398 page 7
  3. Vaala siirtyy Kainuusta Pohjois-Pohjanmaahan vuoden 2016 alusta Press release. Ministry of Finance. Referenced on the 01.21.2016

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