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

  • Official opening of the Hossa National Park,  established in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Finland’s independence, takes place on June 17, 2017. In fact, there is a whole week of festivities during 9th-18th June!

  • Finland 100 jubilee year is on- explore the centenary year 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.

  • The Kostomuksha Business Forum Gathered a Total of 150 Participants

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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