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Landmarks · Military Museums · Wildlife Areas
Suomussalmi is a municipality in Finland and is located in the Kainuu region. The municipality has a population of and covers an area of of which is water. The population density is {{Infobox Finnish Municipality/population densitySuomussalmi. The municipality is unilingually Finnish. Ämmänsaari is the biggest built-up area in the municipality.Suomussalmi is the second southernmost part of the reindeer-herding area in Finland.During the Winter War of 1939–40, several battles were fought in the area around Suomussalmi, the most important ones being the Battle of Suomussalmi and the Battle of Raate. In these battles Finnish forces defeated numerically superior Soviet forces.Formula One racing driver Heikki Kovalainen is from Suomussalmi, as well as the author Ilmari Kianto and the composer Osmo Tapio Räihälä, in addition to the ice hockey player, Janne Pesonen.
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Popular things to do in Suomussalmi

The Silent People ©
The Silent People
Duration: 1h 30 min
Martinselkonen Wilds Centre
Wildlife Area
Martinselkonen Wilds Centre
Duration: 4 hours
Winter War Museum Raatteen Portti ©
Military Museum
Winter War Museum Raatteen Portti
Duration: 1h 30 min
Hossa National Park
National Park
Hossa National Park
Duration: 8 hours

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Angry Birds Activity Park Vuokatti
Theme Park
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Duration: 1h 30 min
Kajaani Castle ruins ©
Kajaani Castle ruins Kajaani
Duration: 1h 30 min
Syote National Park ©
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Duration: 8 hours
Vuokatti Safaris ©
Vuokatti Safaris Vuokatti
Duration: 2h 30 min