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General information about the city of Varkaus

  • The municipality of Varkaus was founded in 1929. Varkaus received city rights in 1962.
  • The area is 524.93 km², of which 139.27 km² is water.
  • There are 940 kilometers of coastline.


Varkaus- Creative energy from Eastern Finland. A developing, competitive, environmentally friendly and international industrial region.

  • A safe, vibrant and economically stable city
  • The city of Varkaus is located in North Savo province in Eastern Finland region at the intersection of highways 5 and 23 Along the Saimaa deep canal.

 Distances to other cities   

  • 76 km to Kuopio
  • 88 km to Mikkeli
  • 118 km to Joensuu
  • 125 km to Jyväskylä
  • 317 km to Helsinki