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Kymenlaakso - FI1C4

EU regions: Finland > MANNER-SUOMI > Etelä-Suomi > Kymenlaakso


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indicatorperiodvalue
GDP per capita in PPS of EU average201799
number of inhabitants2019173 388
population density201833.9
old-age dependency ratio201946.5

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From wikipedia:

Kymenlaakso (literally Kymi Valley) (Swedish: Kymmenedalen) is a region in Finland. It borders the regions of Uusimaa, Päijät-Häme, South Savo and South Karelia and Russia (Leningrad Oblast). Its name means literally The Valley of River Kymijoki. Kymijoki is one of the biggest rivers in Finland with a drainage basin with 11 % of the area of Finland. The city of Kotka with 55,000 inhabitants is located at the delta of River Kymijoki and has the most important import harbour in Finland. Other cities are Kouvola further in the inland which has after a municipal merger 88,000 inhabitants and the old bastion town Hamina.

Kymenlaakso was one of the first industrialized regions of Finland. It became the most important region for paper and pulp industry in Finland. Since the late 1900s many plants have closed, which has caused some deindustrialization, unemployment and population decline in Kymenlaakso, especially in those communes that were built around plants such as Myllykoski in Kouvola.

Historical provinces

For history, geography and culture see: Uusimaa, Karelia and Tavastia

Municipalities

The region of Kymenlaakso is made up of seven municipalities, of which three have city status (marked in bold).

other: Etelä-Suomi, Finland Proper, Tavastia Proper, Päijänne Tavastia, Kymenlaakso, South Karelia

neighbours: Päijänne Tavastia, South Karelia, Southern Savonia, Helsinki-Uusimaa


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Current statistics

May 2020: number of unemployed at the labour offices: 219159, of which 62664 are long term unemployed, unemployment rate 8.0 % (2.3 % long term unemployment)

Highest unemployment: Rimavská Sobota 21.9 % (11.4 %), Revúca 21.1 % (9.9 %), Kežmarok 20.4 % (8.5 %)

Lowest unemployment:: Bratislava V 3.3 %, Bratislava I 3.6 %, Hlohovec 4.2 %, Trenčín 4.3 %, Bratislava IV 4.3 %