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Outokumpu is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the North Karelia region. The municipality has a population of and covers an area of of which is water. The population density is {{Infobox Finnish Municipality/population densityOutokumpu, Finland. Neighbouring municipalities are Heinävesi, Kaavi, Liperi, Polvijärvi and Tuusniemi.The municipality is unilingually Finnish.HistoryThe municipality was formerly known as Kuusjärvi. In 1968 it became a market town and was renamed as Outokumpu after the copper mine located in the municipality. Outokumpu gained town privileges in 1977. The town began to form around the Outokumpu Copper Mine, which was active between 1913-1989. The old mining area is still clearly visible as it is situated in the town centre and nowadays it has been developed into a tourist attraction.Economy & companiesThe steel manufacturer Outokumpu originates from the town of Outokumpu. Outokumpu Copper Mine was a big employer in Outokumpu from the beginning of 20th century until 1989 when the ore was shut down.
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