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Kotka

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Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. The city has a population of and covers an area of of which is water. The population density is {{Infobox Finnish municipality/population densityKotka. The city centre of Kotka is located at Kotkansaari island. The Port of Kotka is a major Finnish sea port that serves both the foreign trade of Finland and Russia.The municipality is officially unilingually Finnish. Historically however, Swedish was the only official language in the city until 1902. From 1902 until 1906, the city was officially bilingual. Kotka also had a Swedish speaking minority (see: Swedish-speaking population of Finland), which in the 1890s accounted for 16% of the city population. Their proportion has steadily decreased and today around 1% of the city's population are Swedish speakers. There is one school in Kotka where Swedish is the language of instruction, Kotka Svenska Samskola, which was founded in 1885.HistoryThe Second All-Russian Conference of the Russian Social Democratic Labour Party was held in Kotka, on July 21–23 (August 3–5), 1907.
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
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Sapokka Water Garden
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Duration: 1h 30 min
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
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Maritime Centre Vellamo
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Duration: 2h 30 min
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum ©
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Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum
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Duration: 1h 30 min
Katariina Seaside Park ©
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Katariina Seaside Park
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Duration: 1h 30 min

Side trips from Kotka

Repovesi National Park ©
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Repovesi National Park Kouvola
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Porvoo Old Town ©
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Porvoo Old Town Porvoo
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Duration: 1h 30 min
Cathedral of Porvoo ©
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Cathedral of Porvoo Porvoo
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Imatra Waterfall ©
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Imatra Waterfall Imatra
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Hidden gems in Kotka

Riverside Park ©
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Riverside Park
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Duration: 1h 30 min
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
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Santalahti Nature Trail
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Duration: 2h 30 min
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth ©
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Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth
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Duration: 1h 30 min
Kotka Sculpture Promenade ©
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Kotka Sculpture Promenade
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Duration: 1h 30 min

Kid-friendly things to do in Kotka

Maretarium ©
Aquarium
Maretarium
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Duration: 1h 30 min
Beach Mansikkalahti ©
Beach
Beach Mansikkalahti
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min
Aijanniemi Beach
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Aijanniemi Beach
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Duration: 1h 30 min
Lehman ©
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Lehman
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Duration: 2h 30 min

Parks in Kotka

Sibelius Park ©
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Sibelius Park
4.7
Duration: 30 minutes
Kumparepuisto Park ©
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Kumparepuisto Park
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
Palotorninvuori Park
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Palotorninvuori Park
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Duration: 30 minutes
Isopuisto Park ©
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Isopuisto Park
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Duration: 1h 30 min

Museums in Kotka

Museum of Aviation ©
Specialty Museum
Museum of Aviation
4.3
Duration: 30 minutes
Art Gallery Merila
Art Gallery
Art Gallery Merila
4.0
Duration: 1h 30 min