City of Kotka

Welcome to Kotka!

Kotka is located on the shores of the Gulf of Finland, in the Kymijoki River estuary. It has about 50 640 inhabitants.

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.

Get into the Christmas spirit at the wonderful Christmas events on the East Coast!

Roam around Christmas markets shopping for artisan gifts and sipping warm drinks. Admire wonderfully decorated old buildings, Christmas windows, and private homes dressed for the occasion and open for visitors looking for Christmas inspiration. Get the best Christmas gifts from artisan stalls, farms, and small boutiques. Find something new for this season on the East Coast of Finland!

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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What would you like to know about our city – we’d love to tell you more!
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