|Central Karelia is a regional district made up of the communities of Kitee, Tohmajärvi and Rääkkylä. With crystal-clear lakes and
Central Karelia provides an excellent setting for businesses operating,
as well as tourism.
The area is located in the southern part of North Carelia. Central Karelia lies between the towns Joensuu and
Savonlinna. The main employment sources in the area are
manufacturing industry, service industries, agriculture and forestry.
|There are approximately 20 000 inhabitants in Central Karelia. Please, find more information about the Central Karelia area below.
Municipalities Kitee, Tohmajärvi and Rääkkylä
Founded in 1631, Kitee
is the centre of Central Karelia in which a pleasant small town atmosphere exists side-by-side with an active countryside.
is part of the city of Kitee.
Kesälahti is situated between the two large and crystal-clear lakes of Puruvesi and Pyhäjärvi and is without doubt one of the most beautiful and sunny communities in Finland.
is a modern rural parish that is situated by the EU´s easternmost international border crossing at Niirala. Niirala has a regular number of over one
million crossings every year.
is a community of islands, culture and enterprise that reflects the best traditional and modern aspects of the international world.
We warmly welcome you to come and experience Central Karelian time and space!