Kymi Province

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Kymi Province
Kymen lääni
Kymmene län
Province of Finland

1945–1997

Coat of arms of Kymi

Coat of arms

Capital Kouvola
History
 -  Established 1945
 -  Disestablished 1997
Area
 -  1 January 1993 12,828 km2 (4,953 sq mi)
Population
 -  1 January 1993 335,037 
Density 26.1 /km2  (67.6 /sq mi)

The Kymi Province (Finnish: Kymen lääni, Swedish: Kymmene län) was a province of Finland from 1945 to 1997.

The Kymi Province was the remainder of the territory from the Viipuri Province after the main part was left to Russia at the Moscow Armistice in 1944. By the Paris Peace Treaty in 1947 territories on the Karelian Isthmus and around of the Lake Ladoga were formally ceded to the Soviet Union.

In 1997 the Kymi Province was merged with the Uusimaa Province and the southern parts of the Häme Province into the new Southern Finland Province.

Municipalities in 1997 (cities in bold)[edit]

Former municipalities (disestablished before 1997)[edit]

Governors[edit]