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North Karelia, Finland

North Karelia is one of 18 primary administrative regions in Finland with a population of approximately 166,500 people.

Facts and figures on North Karelia at a glance

Region name: North Karelia (Pohjois-Karjala)
Status: Primary administrative region
Population: 166,500 people
Country: Finland
Continent: Europe

The regional headquarters of North Karelia (Pohjois-Karjala) is located in the regional capital Joensuu (Joensuu) with a population of 53,388 people.

The distance as the crow flies from North Karelia's regional capital Joensuu to Finland's capital Helsinki (Helsinki) is approximately 374 km (232 mi).

Facts and figures about North Karelia
RegionPopulationRegional capitalPopulation
North Karelia Pohjois-Karjala166,500 peopleJoensuu Joensuu53,388 people

Compare with other regions in Finland.

Map of North Karelia

Map of North Karelia

Information on North Karelia

Information on North Karelia
Region nameRegional capitalSubregionsCountryContinent
North Karelia Pohjois-KarjalaJoensuu Joensuu3FinlandEurope

Time in North Karelia

Time in North Karelia
Current timeSummer time (DST)Standard timeCurrent timezone offsetTimezone
Wed, 29 Mar 2023 - 1:50pmIn effect (+1 hour)Wed, 29 Mar 2023 - 12:50pmGMT UTC +3.0Europe/Helsinki

Geographic coordinates of North Karelia

Latitude & Longitude of North Karelia
PositionLatitude (width)Longitude (length)
Show on map62°49'60.0"N (62.8333300°)29°55'00.0"E (29.9166700°)

Subregions in North Karelia

There are 3 administrative subregions in North Karelia.
Subregions in North Karelia
RegionNoPopulationRegional capitalCapital population
Joensuu Joensuu1.-Joensuu Joensuu53,388
Keski-Karjala Keski-Karjala2.---
Pielisen Karjala Pielisen Karjala3.---

External sources of information on North Karelia

North Karelia on Wikipedia