Keravan kaupunki

Kerava town centre

Coat of arms

Location of Kerava in Finland
Coordinates: 60°24′N 025°06′E / 60.400°N 25.100°E / 60.400; 25.100Coordinates: 60°24′N 025°06′E / 60.400°N 25.100°E / 60.400; 25.100
Country Finland
Region Uusimaa
Sub-region Helsinki sub-region
Charter 1970
  Town manager Kirsi Rontu
Area (2011-01-01)[1]
  Total 30.79 km2 (11.89 sq mi)
  Land 30.62 km2 (11.82 sq mi)
  Water 0.17 km2 (0.07 sq mi)
Area rank 334th largest in Finland
Population (2016-03-31)[2]
  Total 35,251
  Rank 31st largest in Finland
  Density 1,151.24/km2 (2,981.7/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
  Finnish 94.8% (official)
  Swedish 1.1%
  Others 4.1%
Population by age[4]
  0 to 14 17.7%
  15 to 64 70.3%
  65 or older 12%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
  Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 18.75%
Climate Dfb

Kerava (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈkerɑʋɑ]; Swedish: Kervo) is a town and municipality in Finland.

It is located in the province of Southern Finland and is part of the Uusimaa region. The town has a population of 35,251 (31 March 2016)[2] and covers an area of 30.79 square kilometres (11.89 sq mi) of which 0.17 km2 (0.066 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 1,151.24 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,981.7/sq mi). The municipality is unilingually Finnish.


Kerava railway station is an interchange (transfer) station, with connections from the main track from Helsinki to Riihimäki to the tracks to Lahti and Sköldvik/Porvoo. Helsinki Airport is located about 12 km to the southwest of the city.


Results of the Finnish parliamentary election, 2011 in Kerava:

Locomotive Hv3 number 781 at the Kerava railway station 

Notable people from Kerava


  1. 1 2 "Area by municipality as of 1 January 2011" (PDF) (in Finnish and Swedish). Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 9 March 2011.
  2. 1 2 "Ennakkoväkiluku sukupuolen mukaan alueittain, maaliskuu.2016" (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 31 March 2016.
  3. "Population according to language and the number of foreigners and land area km2 by area as of 31 December 2008". Statistics Finland's PX-Web databases. Statistics Finland. Retrieved 29 March 2009.
  4. "Population according to age and gender by area as of 31 December 2008". Statistics Finland's PX-Web databases. Statistics Finland. Retrieved 28 April 2009.
  5. "List of municipal and parish tax rates in 2011". Tax Administration of Finland. 29 November 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2011.

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