Pulkkila is a former municipality in Northern Finland. It was in Northern Ostrobothnia, Pohjois-Pohjanmaa, Oulu province, Finland, and its original name (with ) is Pulkkila. The population of Pulkkila is about 1,600. Pulkkila is best known for its metal works.  Pulkkila is about 90 kilometres (56 mi) south from Oulu and 250 kilometres (160 mi) north from Jyväskylä.