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Keravan kaupunki
Kerava town centre
Kerava town centre
Coat of arms of Kerava
Coat of arms
Location of Kerava in Finland
Location of Kerava in Finland
Coordinates: 60°24′N 025°06′E / 60.400°N 25.100°E / 60.400; 25.100Coordinates: 60°24′N 025°06′E / 60.400°N 25.100°E / 60.400; 25.100
Country Finland
Region Uusimaa
Sub-region Helsinki sub-region
Charter 1970
 • Town manager Petri Härkönen
 • Total 30.79 km2 (11.89 sq mi)
 • Land 30.62 km2 (11.82 sq mi)
 • Water 0.17 km2 (0.07 sq mi)
Area rank 334th largest in Finland
Population (2014-01-31)[2]
 • Total 34,974
 • Rank 31st largest in Finland
 • Density 1,142.19/km2 (2,958.3/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Finnish 94.8% (official)
 • Swedish 1.1%
 • Others 4.1%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 17.7%
 • 15 to 64 70.3%
 • 65 or older 12%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 18.75%

Kerava (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈkerɑʋɑ]; Swedish: Kervo) is a town and municipality in Finland.

It is located in the province of Southern Finland and is part of the Uusimaa region. The town has a population of 34,974 (31 January 2014)[2] and covers an area of 30.79 square kilometres (11.89 sq mi) of which 0.17 km2 (0.066 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 1,142.19 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,958.3 /sq mi). The municipality is unilingually Finnish.


Kerava railway station is an interchange (transfer) station, with connections from the main track from Helsinki to Riihimäki to the tracks to Lahti, Sköldvik/Porvoo and Vuosaari Harbour.

This Hv3 number 781 stands at the Kerava railway station


Results of the Finnish parliamentary election, 2011 in Kerava:

Notable people from Kerava[edit]

Jean Sibelius lived in Kerava for 2 years and composed e.g. Finlandia in Kerava.


  1. ^ a b "Area by municipality as of 1 January 2011" (PDF) (in Finnish and Swedish). Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 9 March 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "VÄESTÖTIETOJÄRJESTELMÄ REKISTERITILANNE 31.1.2014" (in Finnish and Swedish). Population Register Center of Finland. Retrieved 11 February 2014. 
  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. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Kerava at Wikimedia Commons