Kymenlaakso

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Kymenlaakso
Kymenlaakson maakunta
Kymmenedalens landskap
Region
Coat of arms of Kymenlaakso
Coat of arms
Kymenlaakso on a map of Finland
Kymenlaakso on a map of Finland
Country Finland
Historical province Uusimaa, Karelia, Tavastia
Area
 • Total 5,595.36 km2 (2,160.38 sq mi)
Population (2013)
 • Total 180,845
 • Density 32/km2 (84/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
ISO 3166 code FI-09
NUTS 186
Regional bird Eurasian bullfinch (Pyrrhula pyrrhula)
Regional flower Yellow Iris (Iris pseudacorus)
Website www.kymenlaakso.fi

Kymenlaakso (literally Kymi Valley) (Swedish: Kymmenedalen) is a region in Finland. It borders to the regions Uusimaa, Päijänne Tavastia, Southern Savonia, and South Karelia. Its name means literally The Valley of River Kymijoki. Kymijoki is one of the biggest rivers in Finland with a drainage basin with 11% of the area of Finland. The town of Kotka with 55,000 inhabitants is located at the delta of River Kymijoki and has the most important import harbour in Finland. Other cities are Kouvola further in the inland which has after a municipal merger 88,000 inhabitants and the old bastion town Hamina.

Historical provinces[edit]

For history, geography and culture see: Uusimaa, Karelia and Tavastia

Municipalities[edit]

There are seven municipalities in Kymenlaakso (Kymmenedalen). Cities and towns are marked in bold.

Politics[edit]

Results of the Finnish parliamentary election, 2011 in Kymenlaakso:

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Coordinates: 60°30′N 027°00′E / 60.500°N 27.000°E / 60.500; 27.000