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Historic Walking Areas · Specialty Museums · Art Museums
Kokkola is a town and municipality of Finland. The town is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Central Ostrobothnia region. The town has a population of and covers an area of of which is water. The population density is {{Infobox Finnish Municipality/population densityKokkola. Neighbour municipalities are Halsua, Kalajoki, Kannus, Kaustinen, Kronoby, Lestijärvi, Larsmo and Toholampi.The municipality is bilingual with being Finnish and Swedish speakers.NameThe Finnish name Kokkola means "place of bonfire" or "place of eagle" because the Finnish root word kokko means both bonfire and white-tailed eagle (the suffix -la denotes location). The town was known in Swedish by the name Gamlakarleby until 1 January 1977 when the surrounding land municipality of Kaarlela (Karleby) was consolidated with Kokkola, and the town took over the Swedish name of Karleby. The word gamla means "old", karl means "man" or "peasant" and by means "village", in tearn literally meaning '"old village of peasants" or Anglicised as "Old Peasantville". The Latin name was Carolina Vetus.
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Popular things to do in Kokkola

Historic Walking Area
Neristan (Old Wooden Town)
Duration: 1h 30 min
Specialty Museum
The Toivonen Animal Park and Peasant Museum
Duration: 1h 30 min
Art Museum
K.H. Renlund Museum
Duration: 1h 30 min
Specialty Museum
Pedagogy, K.H.Renlund museum
Duration: 1h 30 min

Side trips from Kokkola

World heritage site
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site Korsholm
Duration: 8 hours
Theme Park
Powerpark Harma
Duration: 1h 30 min
Bock’s Corner Brewery Vaasa
Duration: 2h 30 min
Water Park
Tropiclandia Vaasa
Duration: 1h 30 min

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