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Kalajoen kaupunki
coat of arms map
Kalajoki Coat of Arms Location of Kalajoki in Finland
Basic data
State : FinlandFinland Finland
Landscape : Northern Ostrobothnia
Administrative community : Ylivieska
Geographical location 64 ° 15 ′  N , 23 ° 57 ′  E Coordinates: 64 ° 15 ′  N , 23 ° 57 ′  E
Surface: 2,391.34 km²
of which land area: 922.14 km²
of which inland waterways: 7.17 km²
of which sea area: 1,462.03 km²
Residents : 12,387 (December 31, 2018)
Population density : 13.4 inhabitants / km²
Municipality number : 208
Language (s) : Finnish
Website : kalajoki.fi
Kalajoki Church

Kalajoki [ ˈkɑlɑjɔki ] is a city in northern Finland , named after the Kalajoki River that flows through it. It is located in the northern Ostrobothnian landscape and has 12,387 inhabitants (as of December 31, 2018). Kalajoki lives mainly from tourism, agriculture and the metal industry. The place can be reached via federal highways 8 and 27. The nearest train station is in Ylivieska, 38 kilometers away. Several times a day there are bus connections Kokkola - Kalajoki - Raahe - Oulu. The nearby port of Rahja is a predominantly industrial transport hub. Just outside of Kalajoki you will find the sand dunes ('Hiekkäsärkät'), which are important for tourism, with beaches, restaurants, holiday quarters and the JukuPark holiday amusement park.

In 1973 the municipality of Rautio was incorporated into Kalajoki, and Himanka followed at the beginning of 2010 .

Town twinning

sons and daughters of the town

Web links

Commons : Kalajoki  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Maanmittauslaitos (Finnish land surveying office): Suomen pinta-alat kunnittain January 1, 2010 (PDF; 199 kB)
  2. Statistical Office Finland: Table 11ra - Key figures on population by region, 1990-2018
  3. Finland: Sunbathing at Midnight , Die Presse
  4. Kaleva: Kalajoki ja Himanka virallistavat liittonsa. April 29, 2008.  ( Page no longer available , search in web archivesInfo: The link was automatically marked as defective. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. (Finnish)@1@ 2Template: Dead Link / www.kaleva.fi