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Kainuu – FI1D8

EU regions: Finland > Mainland Finland > Pohjois- ja Itä-Suomi > Kainuu

map of Kainuu FI1D8
Gross domestic product
GDP per capita in PPS of EU average202189

More on wikipedia wikidata Q5694 on OpenStreetMap Kainuu slovensky: FI1D8


number of inhabitants202370 521
population density20213.5
old-age dependency ratio202354
demographic pyramid FI1D8 Kainuu

From Wikipedia: Kainuu, also historically known as Cajania (Swedish: Kajanaland), is one of the 19 regions of Finland (maakunta / landskap). Kainuu borders the regions of North Ostrobothnia, North Savo and North Karelia. In the east, it also borders Russia (Republic of Karelia).

Culturally Kainuu is part of larger Eastern-Finnish cultural heritage. The dialect of Kainuu resembles Savonian and Karelian dialects.


Boreal forest makes up most of the biome in Kainuu. The forest in Kainuu mostly consists of birches, pines and spruces. The atypical regional geography and landscape consist of lakes, hills and vast uninhabited forest areas.

The largest lake in the region is the Oulujärvi (928.09 km²), one of the largest lakes in Finland. Its shorelines, open waters and islands in Kainuu belong to the municipalities of Vaala, Paltamo and Kajaani.

Other: Pohjois- ja Itä-Suomi, Lapland, North Karelia, Kainuu, North Ostrobothnia, Southern Savonia, Central Ostrobothnia, Northern Savonia

Neighbours: North Karelia, North Ostrobothnia, Northern Savonia

Suggested citation: Michal Páleník: Europe and its regions in numbers - Kainuu – FI1D8, IZ Bratislava, retrieved from: https://www.iz.sk/​PFI1D8, ISBN: 978-80-970204-9-1, DOI:10.5281/zenodo.10200164