Maakunnan kehityksen kärjessä

Kymenlaakso Region

Kymenlaakso in short

- Approximately 180 000 inhabitants
- One of the most significant forest industry clusters in Europe
- International hub of logistics and logistics related business & knowhow in the Baltic Sea region; Finland´s largest export and transshipment port, Port of HaminaKotka,
  Highway E18 and Finland´s largest railway hub Kouvola.
- Primary border crossing point between European Union and Russia; Vaalimaa
- Finland´s most significant garrisons
- Three national parks; Eastern Gulf of Finland – outer archipelago, Valkmusa – marshland and Repovesi – forest and lakes
- Lively region of culture and sports
- Versatile district for vocational education and competence

Symbols of the Region

- Fish: Pike perch (Stizostedion lucioperca)
- Flower: Yellow iris (Iris pseudacorus)
- Bird: Bullfinch (Pyrrhula pyrrhula)
- Stone: Rapakivi
- Mammal: European otter (Lutra lutra)
- Tree: European alder (Alnus gutinosa)

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