City of Kotka

Welcome to Kotka!

Kotka is located on the shores of the Gulf of Finland, in the Kymijoki River estuary. It has 50 488 inhabitants (2023).

The city’s rich history, unique attractions, breathtaking natural beauty, developed services and diverse leisure facilities make Kotka one of the most attractive places to live, study and visit in Finland.

Fall in Love with the East Coast of Finland!

The fabulous, unexplored East Coast of Finland offers many adventures, whether by land, sea, or river! You will see and experience award-winning parks, historic buildings, and picturesque alleys and enjoy local hospitality.

Important information for citizens

Looking for information on public transport, contact details or tips for spending your free time? Would you like to garden or buy a plot of land? Here are some links worth checking out! If you can’t find what you’re looking for, you can always contact our customer service team at Ruori, they will guide and advise you on all aspects of the city’s services!

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