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Kitee
—  Town  —
Kiteen kaupunki
Kitee Church

Coat of arms
Location of Kitee in Finland
Country Finland
Region North Karelia
Sub-region Central Karelia sub-region
Charter 1631
City rights 1992
Government
 • Town manager Kirsi Hämäläinen
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Website www.kitee.fi

Kitee (Swedish: Kides) is a town and a municipality of Finland.

It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the North Karelia region. The municipality has a population of 10,730 (by 21 Mar 2016) and covers an area of 1,253.60 square kilometres (484.02 sq mi) of which 275.61 km2 (106.41 sq mi) is water. The population density is 12.46 inhabitants per square kilometre (32.3/sq mi). Neighbouring municipalities are Parikkala, Rääkkylä, Savonlinna and Tohmajärvi.

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

History[]

Kitee is known as the ''moonshine city of Finland'' due to its legal and illegal moonshine manufacturing.

Villages[]

Haapasalo, Haarajärvi, Hammaskallio, Heinoniemi, Jaakkima, Juurikka, Kantosyrjä, Kiteenkylä, Kiteenlahti, Kontiola, Kunonniemi, Lahdenkylä, Leinovaara, Loukunvaara, Misola, Muljula, Niinikumpu, Nivunki, Närsäkkälä, Ojamäki, Piimäjärvi, Potoskavaara, Puhos,Puhossalo, Päätye, Riihijärvi, Rokkala, Ruppovaara, Satulavaara, Suoparsaari, Suorlahti, Särkijärvi, Säynejärvi, Taipale, Tasapää, Tolosenmäki, Varmoniemi, Välivaara

People[]

  • Aulis Gerlander, justice (resides in Kitee)
  • Eeva Tenhunen, writer
  • Emppu Vuorinen, musician
  • Erkki Palosuo, professor
  • Heikki Karppanen, professor
  • Heli Pirhonen, Miss Suomi of 1995
  • Johanna Kurkela, singer
  • Jukka Nevalainen, musician
  • Miitta Sorvali, actor
  • Nils Ludvig Arppe, industrialist
  • Pasi Pirinen, baseball player
  • Sami Vänskä, musician
  • Tarja Turunen, opera and symphonic rock singer
  • Tomek Valtonen, ice hockey coach and player
  • Toni Kohonen, baseball player
  • Tuomas Holopainen, musician
  • Unto Tarkkonen, writer
  • Ville Pirinen, comic artist and musician
  • Antti Aalto, ski jumper

References[]

External links[]

Template:NorthKarelia


This page uses content from the English language Wikipedia. The original content was at Kitee. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with this Familypedia wiki, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons License.
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