Kalajoki is a municipality of Finland. The municipalities (kunta in Finnish, kommun in Swedish) represent the local level of self government in Finland and also act as the basic regional administrative units of the country. ...
It is located in the province of Oulu and is part of the Northern Ostrobothniaregion. The municipality has a population of 9,088 (2003) and covers an area of 670.65 km² of which 5.62 km² is water. The population density is 13.6 inhabitants per km². Finland consists of 6 provinces (Finnish: läänit, Swedish: län), following a 1997 redesign that reduced their number from 12. ... Northern Ostrobothnia is a region (maakunta / landskap) of Finland. ... Finland is divided into 20 regions (maakunta/landskap in Finnish/Swedish). ... 2003 (MMIII) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ...
The first reference to Kalajoki can be found from the beginning of 16th century and it got the status of a regional parish in 1520. Kalajoki was a significant market place and controlled the whole regions tar trading. By the end of 19th century the meaning of tar was diminishing as a good and the importance of Kalajoki was reduced thereafter. TAR can mean: An abbreviation for Tar (file format) The Amazing Race, a reality television program An abbreviation for Tibet Autonomous Region The Third Assessment Report of the IPCC Thrombocytopenia Absent Radius syndrome An abbreviation for Teenage Republican, a member of the orgainization Teenage Republicans. ...
Kalajoki is a well known tourist attraction place in Finland due to long sandy beaches (sea) and related activities.
City of Kalajoki
Category: Municipalities of Northern Ostrobothnia Region
Kalajoki boasts an 8 kilometre sand beach, where the Hiekkasarkat holiday resort is one of the most popular summer attractions in Finland, containing a huge campground, amusement park and spa.
Lamprey eels are caught in traps along the Kalajoki River between September and October and herring, trout and the occasional salmon can be caught in the sea.
Taki's first Finnish CIR, Juho Silvasti, an elementary school teacher, arrived from Kalajoki in July this year to take up a position in the Planning and Development Division of the Town Office, where he and his colleagues are now shaping the future of exchange between Taki and Kalajoki.
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