Kotka

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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
Region Kymenlaakso
Sub-region Kotka-Hamina sub-region
Charter 1879
Government
 • City manager Henry Lindelöf
Area (2016-01-01)[1]
 • Total 272.01 km2 (105.02 sq mi)
 • Land 271.29 km2 (104.75 sq mi)
 • Water 678.45 km2 (261.95 sq mi)
Area rank 239th largest in Finland
Population (2017-08-31)[2]
 • Total 53,730
 • Rank 19th largest in Finland
 • Density 198.05/km2 (512.9/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Finnish 94.4% (official)
 • Swedish 1%
 • Others 4.5%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 14.8%
 • 15 to 64 65.5%
 • 65 or older 19.6%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 19.5%
Website www.kotka.fi

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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Sources[change | change source]

  1. "Population density by area 1.1.2016". Statistics Finland. Retrieved 12 February 2017. 
  2. "Ennakkoväkiluku sukupuolen mukaan alueittain, elokuu 2017" (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 18 October 2017. 
  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. 

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Media related to Kotka at Wikimedia Commons