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Taivalkoski is a municipality of Finland, it is located in the Province of Oulu and is part of the Northern Ostrobothnia region. 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. ... Northern Ostrobothnia is a region (maakunta / landskap) of Finland. ... Finland is divided into 20 regions (maakunta/landskap in Finnish/Swedish). ...

The childhood home of author Kalle Päätalo has become one of the most visited tourist attractions in Taivalkoski.
The childhood home of author Kalle Päätalo has become one of the most visited tourist attractions in Taivalkoski.

The municipality has a population of 4,869 (end of 2003) and covers an area of 2,657.50 km² of which 200.88 km² is water. The population density is 2.0 inhabitants per km². Kallioniemi, childhood home of Kalle Päätalo. ... Kallioniemi, childhood home of Kalle Päätalo. ... 2003 (MMIII) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The municipality is unilingually Finnish.


Taivalkoski was the home of famous writer Kalle Päätalo and tv-comedian Pekka Jalava. Also world champion ski jumper Tapio Räisänen and ice hockey-player Joni Pitkänen were born in Taivalkoski. Kaarlo (Kalle) Alvar Päätalo (November 11, 1919 - November 20, 2000) was a Finnish novelist, the most popular Finnish writer in the 20th century. ... Ski jumping is a winter sport in which skiers go down a hill with a take-off ramp (the jump), attempting to go as far as possible. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... Joni Pitkänen (born September 19, 1983 in Oulu, Finland) is a Finnish professional ice hockey defenseman. ...


Taivalkoski is also famous of beautiful river Iijoki, which runs through the central of the village.


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Taivalkoski - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (142 words)
Taivalkoski is a municipality of Finland, it is located in the Province of Oulu and is part of the Northern Ostrobothnia region.
Taivalkoski was the home of famous writer Kalle Päätalo and tv-comedian Pekka Jalava.
Taivalkoski is also famous of beautiful river Iijoki, which runs through the central of the village.
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