Oulujoki

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
This article is about the river of Finland. For the former municipality, see Oulujoki (municipality).
Oulujoki
Ule älv
River
Oulujoki river at Laanila, Oulu.jpg
Oulujoki river in Laanila, Oulu
Country Finland
Tributaries
 - left Muhosjoki
 - right Sanginjoki, Utosjoki, Kutujoki
Source Oulujärvi
 - location Vaala, Finland
 - elevation 122 m (400 ft)
 - coordinates 64°33′N 026°50′E / 64.550°N 26.833°E / 64.550; 26.833
Mouth Bothnian Bay
 - location Oulu, Finland
 - elevation 0 m (0 ft)
 - coordinates 65°01′N 025°27′E / 65.017°N 25.450°E / 65.017; 25.450Coordinates: 65°01′N 025°27′E / 65.017°N 25.450°E / 65.017; 25.450
Length 107 km (66 mi)
Basin 22,900 km2 (8,800 sq mi)
Discharge
 - average 250 m3/s (8,829 cu ft/s)

Oulujoki (in modern Finnish literally "Oulu River", originally in old Northern Ostrobothnian dialect literally "Flood River", Swedish: Ule älv) is a river in Oulu province, Finland. Its origin is Oulujärvi and its watershed area covers a significant part of Kainuu region. It flows into the Bothnian Bay at Oulu. Port of Oulu is located at the mouth of the river.

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Oulujoki at Wikimedia Commons