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Kitee 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 Eastern Finland and is part of the North Karelia region. The municipality has a population of 10,024 (2003) and covers an area of 1,141.75 km² of which 276.87 km² is water. The population density is 8.8 inhabitants per km². Finland consists of 6 provinces (Finnish: läänit, Swedish: län), following a 1997 redesign that reduced their number from 12. ... The Province of Eastern Finland is a province of Finland. ... The Region of North Karelia is a region (maakunta / landskap) in eastern Finland. ... Finland is divided into 20 regions (maakunta/landskap in Finnish/Swedish). ... 2003 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 municipality is unilingually Finnish.


Famous people from Kitee is Tuomas Holopainen, Tarja Turunen and Erno (Emppu) Vuorinen, or better known as 3 of 5 members of one of the most popular metal-bands from Finland, Nightwish. Tuomas Holopainen (born December 25, 19??, in Finland) is the keyboardist and main songwriter in the Finnish power metal band Nightwish. ... Tarja Turunen Tarja Turunen (born August 17, 1977, in Kitee, Finland) is the lead singer in the Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish. ... Erno Emppu Vuorinen (born June 24, 1978 in Finland) is the lead guitarist in the Finnish power metal band Nightwish. ... The band Nightwish Nightwish is a Finnish symphonic metal band, formed in 1996. ...


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