Thursday, 5 November 2015

Finland: Kemijärvi

Kemijärvi is a municipality of Finland and the northernmost town in Finland. It is located in the province of Lapland, north of the Arctic Circle. The municipality has a population of 7,869 (30 June 2015). The Eastern Lapland area where Kemijärvi is situated is well known for the nearby skiing resorts Suomu, Luosto, Pyhä and Salla, as well as Ruka in Kuusamo region. The Lake Kemijärvi, next to the city is much appreciated as a place to visit during summertime. Lake Kemijärvi is surrounded by hills and large forests. Common fish species found include pike, perch and brown trout. Also, currently Kemijärvi is the northernmost known lake in Finland with an indigenous population of zander.



Stamp:
Valentines Day (from a set of six) - Issued: 17-01-2001


Thanks to Kirsi for this card!


♁ 66° 43′ N,  27° 26′ O

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