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Kuhmo is a town and a municipality in Finland and is located at the south-eastern corner of 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 densityKuhmo. It has a borderline of with Russia. Neighbour towns are Hyrynsalmi, Lieksa, Nurmes, Ristijärvi, Sotkamo and Suomussalmi. Neighbour city across the Russian border is Kostomuksha. Vartius, one of the border crossing points between Finland and Russia, is located in northern KuhmoKuhmo´s eastern border is located at a drainage divider and town area belongs to drainage basin of Oulujärvi.The municipality is unilingually Finnish.HistoryFirst inhabitants arrived to Kuhmo after last ice-age, around 8000 BC. Proof of stone age habitation has been found around Ontojärvi and Lammasjärvi. Sami people habitated Kuhmo area until migration from Karelia and Savonia pushed Sami people up north. Influence of Sami culture is still found in the placenames. Wide spreading water routes are known to have attracted hunters, raiders, merchants and tax collectors since 9th century
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