Welcome to Kajaani

Kajaani was a tar town; until the 19th century, the Kainuu region produced more than anywhere in the world. Other claims to fame are that Elias Lönnrot, creator of the Kalevala, worked here for a period, using it as a base for his travels, and long-reigning president Urho Kekkonen lived here as a student (at Kalliokatu 7).

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