Living in Kouvola
Welcome to Kouvola
In the heart of South-Eastern Finland the city resides next to the Kymi River (Kymijoki), surrounded by forests. Kouvola is a city of sports, culture and nature and a rare mix of urban and rural.
We have a population of about 81 000, 450 lakes and over 7 500 summer cottages. We are one of the largest centres of rail transport and logistics as well as the largest garrison city in Finland.
Something for Every Taste
Kouvola has something for every taste; the region is a very popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts, just as it is with people seeking to relax and to get away from it all. Families are thrilled about Tykkimäki, the third largest amusement park in Finland.
Working and living in this city is easy. The cost of living is considerably lower than for example in the Helsinki capital area. Services are within easy reach.
On VisitKouvola’s website you can check out places to visit and upcoming events!
Maps, tourist and transport information
Kouvola has great connections to every direction. Highways 6 and 15 intersect in Kouvola and the city is a well-known railroad hub. You can reach Helsinki International Airport by train or car in about 1.5 hours.
We offer good opportunities especially for companies dependent on logistics. The whole of Finland can be reached from Kouvola by rail and road without congestion. Located between Helsinki and St. Petersburg Kouvola is a railgate to the world.
Make your dreams come true in Kouvola
Functional everyday life, realizing the dreams of living inexpensively and high-quality leisure time are a reality in Kouvola. Services and activities are close by, as is nature. There are options for living from the city center to more quiet agglomerations and lively rural villages.
Kouvola has career opportunities in various fields and opportunities for high-quality teleworking, as well as study opportunities.
Discover what Kouvola has to offer!
Opportunities for Businesses
In Kouvola, we have the largest cargo marshalling yard in Finland and a significant railway interchange for both passenger and freight traffic.
A modern intermodal terminal is currently under construction. The terminal will operate on an open access principle and allows handling of trains of over one kilometre in length. When completed in 2023, the Kouvola Rail and Road Terminal will be an efficient and competitive terminal area for intermodal transportation. Kouvola RRT area will provide new logistics plots with excellent traffic and railway connections.
Find contact information and read more on Kouvola’s website Strong in Logistics.
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This website has been developed as a measure of the International Workplaces and Experts in South Karelia and Kymenlaakso project.