Kuopio is a ceety an a municipality locatit in the region o Northren Savonie, Finland. A population o 118,667[2] maks it the aicht biggest ceety in the kintra. The ceety haes a tot aurie o 4,326.35 square kilometre (1,670.41 sq mi), o which 719.85 km2 (277.94 sq mi) is watter[1] an hauf forest. The population density is anly 66 /km2 (170 /sq mi), but the ceety's urban auries are populatit very densely (urban aurie: 1 617.6 /km²[6]), naitionally seicont anly tae capital Helsinki (urban aurie: 1,690.0/km²[6]).[7] The population o the entire Kuopio region is 119,472.[8]

Kuopion kaupunki
Kuopio viewed frae the Puijo Touer
Kuopio viewed frae the Puijo Touer
Coat of airms o Kuopio
Coat airms
Coordinates: 62°53′33″N 027°40′42″E / 62.89250°N 27.67833°E / 62.89250; 27.67833Coordinates: 62°53′33″N 027°40′42″E / 62.89250°N 27.67833°E / 62.89250; 27.67833
Kintra Finland
RegionNorthren Savonie
Sub-regionKuopio sub-region
 • Ceety managerPetteri Paronen
 • Total4326.35 km2 (1,670.41 sq mi)
 • Laund1597.39 km2 (616.76 sq mi)
 • Water719.85 km2 (277.94 sq mi)
Area rank18t lairgest in Finland
 • Total118,667
 • Rank9t lairgest in Finland
 • Density74.29/km2 (192.4/sq mi)
Population bi native leid
 • Finnish97.8% (offeecial)
 • Swadish0.1%
 • Ithers2.1%
Population by age
 • 0 tae 1415.6%
 • 15 tae 6468.9%
 • 65 or aulder15.4%
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
Municipal tax rate[5]19.5%
Kuopio Toun House

The toun o Nilsiä joined Kuopio at the beginnin o the year 2013 an Kuopio’s population surpassed the 100,000 mark.

Internaitional relationsEdit

Twin touns — Sister ceetiesEdit

Kuopio is twinned wi:


  1. a b "Area of Finnish Municipalities 1.1.2018" (PDF). National Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 30 Januar 2018.
  2. a b "Suomen virallinen tilasto (SVT): Väestön ennakkotilasto [verkkojulkaisu]. Tammikuu 2019" (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 15 Mairch 2019.
  3. "Population according to language and the number of foreigners and land area km2 by area as of 31 December 2008". Statistics Finland's PX-Web databases. Statistics Finland. Retrieved 29 Mairch 2009.
  4. "Population according to age and gender by area as of 31 December 2008". Statistics Finland's PX-Web databases. Statistics Finland. Retrieved 28 Apryle 2009.
  5. "List of municipal and parish tax rates in 2011". Tax Administration of Finland. 29 November 2010. Retrieved 13 Mairch 2011.
  6. a b "Taajamissa asuu 84 prosenttia väestöstä". Statistics Finland. 15 Januar 2008. Retrieved 7 Januar 2009.
  7. Kuopio 2015: Jalankulku-, joukkoliikenne- ja autokaupunki. Finland’s Ministry of the Environment. p. 42. ISBN 978-952-11-2852-3.
  8. Kuopion Kaupunkilehti, 19 March 2008, bottom of page 4)
  9. "List of Twin Towns in the Ruhr District" (PDF). Twins2010.com. Archived frae the original (PDF) on 28 November 2009. Retrieved 28 October 2009.
  10. "Miasta Partnerskie Opola". Urzad Miasta Opola (in Polish). Retrieved 1 August 2013.CS1 maint: unrecognised leid (link)
  11. "Kuopio and Shanghai Pudong have signed a sister city agreement". City of Kuopio. 20 Julie 2012. Retrieved 24 August 2012.