You are here

  • Kainuu Taking  eSports Seriously – a New Learning Environment and Training Center to Vuokatti!

  • It’s the Centenary of Finland’s Independence in 2017 –explore the centenary events in Kainuu!

  • 50th Kainuu Orienteering Week on 25.-30.7.2017  in Kuhmo, Kainuu.  Both an orienteering and holiday experience for the whole family, with 9 skill levels for open orienteers.

  • “Hear the Whispers of Our Woods” brings together Sommelo Music Festival,Kajaani Poetry Week and Kuhmo Chamber Music, combining them for a month-long series of events.

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


03/07 • 1:07 pm Yu Dai

Thanks Tuomo for throwing the challenge to me to continue with this subject. I have been working...

09/19 • 1:20 pm Tuomo Tahvanainen

You! Yes, you there, walking along the streets in the city centre, eyes pointed down, staring at...

08/09 • 8:51 pm Pentti Malinen

In his blog post Carl challenged me to tell how Kainuu will “navigate” the future challenges of...

05/09 • 1:46 pm Carl Wideman

From Brighton to Kainuu – a love affair

Thanks Eeva, yes you...