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Kokkola (Karleby in Swedish) is a town and municipality of Finland. This is a list of towns in 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 Western Finland and is part of the Central Ostrobothnia region. The municipality has a population of 35,756 (2003) and covers an area of 332.44 km² of which 4.92 km² is water. The population density is 107.6 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 Western Finland is a province of Finland. ... Central Ostrobothnia is a region (maakunta / landskap) in Western Finland. ... Finland is divided into 20 regions (maakunta/landskap in Finnish/Swedish). ... Jump to: navigation, search 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 town of Kokkola/Karleby was chartered in 1620. Events September 6 - English emigrants on the Mayflower depart from Plymouth, England for the future New England and arrive at the end of the year. ...


The municipality is bilingual with 81.0% being Finnish and 17.9% Swedish speakers.


See also: Nykarleby, Älvkarleby (Sweden) Nykarleby, or Uusikaarlepyy in Finnish, is a municipality of Finland. ... Älvkarleby is a Municipality in Uppsala County, in east central Sweden. ...


A interesting historical affair occured at the town of Kokkola (swe. Gamla Karleby) in May 1854. British marines tried to come ashore to ransack the town, however they were met by proud defenders, of which many were civilians armed with hunting rifles. One of the British landing boats fell into the hands of the defenders. As such, this boat was the only Royal Navy vessel still in foreign possession in 1914. The boat is still today a museum-object and can be seen in Kokkola.


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The city of Kokkola, population 36,000, is a charming harbor town on the Gulf of Bothnia, 300 miles northwest of Helsinki.
Today, Kokkola is not only the regional center of Central Ostrobothnia but also the most northerly point of coastal Swedish speaking Ostrobothnia (about 20% of the town's inhabitants consider Swedish their native language.) Take a walk into the old town with its museums and hundreds of wooden houses from the 17th and 18th centuries.
Kokkola is the main branch campus of the Central Ostrobothnia Polytechnic (COP), a network of four institutions that include three other campuses located in Pietarsaari, Ylivieska and Haapaj"rvi.
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Kokkola, which is situated on the west coast of Finland, has been profiled as being a regional concentration of know-how in the chemical industry and chemistry.
Kokkola's centre of excellence programme is focused on the application of chemistry in industry.
The vision for the Kokkola district is for it to develop into a major centre for research and development in chemistry production technologies.
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