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—  Town  —
Keravan kaupunki
Kerava town centre

Coat of arms
Location of Kerava in Finland
Coordinates: 60°24′N 025°06′E / 60.4°N 25.1°E / 60.4; 25.1Coordinates: 60°24′N 025°06′E / 60.4°N 25.1°E / 60.4; 25.1
Country Finland
Region Uusimaa
Sub-region Helsinki sub-region
Charter 1970
 - Town manager Rolf Paqvalin
Area (2009-01-01)[1]
 - Total 30.79 km2 (11.9 sq mi)
 - Land 30.62 km2 (11.8 sq mi)
 - Water 0.17 km2 (0.1 sq mi)
Area rank 346th largest in Finland
Population (2009-12-31)[2]
 - Total 33,834
 - Density 1,104.96/km2 (2,861.8/sq mi)
Population rank 31st largest in Finland
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%

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 33,834 (31 December 2009)[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 1,104.96 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,861.8 /sq mi). The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

Notable people from Kerava


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Travel guide

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikitravel

Kerava is a town in Central Uusimaa, in Southern Finland. It's located about 30km to the north from Helsinki and is part of the greater metropolitan area.

Get in

By train

Most commuter trains travelling between Helsinki and Riihimäki stop at Kerava. The railway station locates right next to town center. The Finnish Rail commuter traffic section [1] has route maps and timetables online.

By plane

All international and domestic flights to Helsinki land at the Helsinki-Vantaa International Airport [2] (IATA: HEL), 15 kilometers to the south-west of the town. From airport to Kerava, taxi is the easiest choice.


There are no hotels in Kerava. The nearest ones are at:

  • Hotelli Krapi, Rantatie 2, Tuusula, tel. +358 9 2951501
  • Hotelli Rivoli, Järvenpää, tel. +358 9 27141
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