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  • Kostomuksha Business Forum 2018 presentations and photos are now available online, as well as the cooperation memorandum signed by Pentti Malinen and Anna Bendikova.

  • We published a short Kainuu brochure for Chinese markets!

  • Kainuu to Participate the Winter Wonders 2018 Christmas Market in Brussels

  • The Arctic Connect Project to Power Business in Northern Finland, Kainuu Strongly Involved

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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08/09 • 8:51 pm Pentti Malinen

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