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Keminmaa

Keminmaa is located at the end of the Bothnian Bay on the mouth of the Kemijoki River. Its convenient location on both sides of the river ensures that it is easily accessible from all directions. The Kemi-Tornio Airport is close by, and the railway and highway go through the municipality. The nearby ports provide convenient sea links throughout the year. Sweden is less than 20 kilometres away, and northern Russia can be accessed by road and rail.


The municipality was established in 1865 and has been called Keminmaa since 1979. Keminmaa is an old salmon fishing district, and its roots go back to the beginning of the 19 th century when it was the centre of the extensive Kemi Lapland area. 

The Church of St Michael, built at the beginning of the 16 th century, is still used during the summer months.

Old Church at Keminmaa

Keminmaa is a services and processing industry hub

Keminmaa has a considerable urban make-up. One of the biggest employers in Keminmaa is Outokumpu Chrome Oy. Its chromium mine has enough resources for the Tornio Steel Plant for at least a hundred years. Keminmaa is also a home to a number of wood processing, house building, refined steel, leather and plastics processing companies as well as large industry subcontractors.

The Mekka shopping centre is situated in the immediate vicinity of the E75 main road. More than a hundred businesses operate in the shopping centre area and provide jobs for almost a thousand people. The shopping centre has a wide selection of retail outlets, including Citymarket, furniture and specialty stores. Most of the region's car dealers are also based in the shopping centre area.

 

Live and enjoy life in Keminmaa

With its diverse selection of plots for home development, ideal location and wide range of services Keminmaa is an irresistible choice for many people.Asuinaluetta Keminmaassa

The welcoming Pörhölänkangas residential area, for example, has a selection of development plots for detached houses. The leafy area is close to the municipal centre and services, and the local school is within walking distance. The area has a well-lit walking and cycle route and access to the sea from the fishing and boat harbours of Kemijoki River. The Kalli Ski Centre is located right next to the municipal centre.