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  • Kainuu Gala on 5th December, on Eve of Finnish Independence Day

  • The Discover Barents Photography Competiotion is now closed. Finally, a staggering amount of 1 854 pictures was received!

  • The First Barents Cultural Scholarships Awarded at the Ministerial Meeting in Arkhangelsk

  • The International project BRIDGES is Developing Forest Bio Economy in Kainuu – Innovation Maps Capitalization Report completed.

Kainuu Region

  • The Kainuu region consists of 8 municipalities.
  • Our population is approximately 74 790 inhab.
  • Our land area is 20 197 km.
  • Distance 568 km from Helsinki.
    Distance 181 km from Oulu.

Proceed to the municipalities’ websites via the map.

Kainuu Region in Europe



  • The size of our region is comparable to Belgium
  • The population density is 3,7 inh. per km2
  • Distance from Brussels approximately 2 000 km
  • Distance from Saint Petersburg about 500 km


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