Ohtakari

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Ohtakari
Ohtakari is located in Finland
Ohtakari
Ohtakari
Geography
Coordinates 64°5.428′N 23°24.315′E / 64.090467°N 23.405250°E / 64.090467; 23.405250Coordinates: 64°5.428′N 23°24.315′E / 64.090467°N 23.405250°E / 64.090467; 23.405250
Adjacent bodies of water Bay of Bothnia
Administration
Finland
Region Northern Ostrobothnia
Municipality Kokkola

Ohtakari is an island and community in the Finnish sector of the Bay of Bothnia.

Description[edit]

Ohtakari is an island and fishing village of the Kokkola district in the former municipality of Lohtaja. Ohtakari is at the head of the Lohtaja Vattaja peninsula, connected by a causeway, the last island before the open sea. From Ohtakari to Lohtaja village is about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi). Ohtakari holds a fishing port, a fishing museum, a Lutheran Evangelical Association of Finland (Suomen Luterilainen Evankeliumiyhdistys ry, SLEY) camp and an old turf maze, or Troy Town. There is also a look-out tower and functioning lighthouse. An annual festival is held in the village.

History[edit]

The oldest taxation records of Ohtakari date to the 1500s. Fishermen lived on the island during the best fishing period. The island also served as a pilot's station for more than a hundred years. The work of the fishermen in the old days is presented in the fishing museum. The causeway leading to the island was completed in the 1970s.

Distances[edit]

  • Lohtaja village - about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi)
  • Kokkola - about 45 kilometres (28 mi)
  • Himanka - about 20 kilometres (12 mi)

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