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Things to do: historic sites, museums
Kokkola is a town and municipality of Finland. The town is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Central Ostrobothnia region. The town has a population of and covers an area of of which is water. The population density is {{Infobox Finnish Municipality/population densityKokkola. Neighbour municipalities are Halsua, Kalajoki, Kannus, Kaustinen, Kronoby, Lestijärvi, Larsmo and Toholampi.The municipality is bilingual with being Finnish and Swedish speakers.NameThe Finnish name Kokkola means "place of bonfire" or "place of eagle" because the Finnish root word ' means both bonfire and white-tailed eagle (the suffix -la denotes location). The town was known in Swedish by the name ' until 1 January 1977 when the surrounding land municipality of Kaarlela was consolidated with Kokkola, and the town took over the Swedish name of '. The word ' means "old", karl means "man" or "peasant" and by means "village", in tearn literally meaning '"old village of peasants" or Anglicised as "Old Peasantville". The Latin name was Carolina Vetus.
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