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. Its neighboring municipalities are Vantaa, Sipoo and Tuusula.


Keravan kaupunki
Kervo stad
Kerava town centre
Kerava town centre
Coat of arms of Kerava
Coat of arms
Location of Kerava in Finland
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
Sub-regionHelsinki sub-region
 • MayorKirsi Rontu
 • Total30.79 km2 (11.89 sq mi)
 • Land30.62 km2 (11.82 sq mi)
 • Water0.17 km2 (0.07 sq mi)
Area rank309th largest in Finland
 • Total37,103
 • Rank30th largest in Finland
 • Density1,211.72/km2 (3,138.3/sq mi)
Population by native language
 • Finnish94.8% (official)
 • Swedish1.1%
 • Others4.1%
Population by age
 • 0 to 1417.7%
 • 15 to 6470.3%
 • 65 or older12%
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+03:00 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]18.75%
Map of the Kerava town

The town has a population of 37,103 (31 July 2020)[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 1,211.72 inhabitants per square kilometre (3,138.3/sq mi). Kerava is the 30th largest municipality in terms of population, but the 5th smallest municipality in terms of area in Finland (and the second smallest in the Uusimaa region after Kauniainen).

The municipality is unilingually Finnish

Minorities (1st and 2nd generation) in Kerava by country of origin, 2018[6]
Ancestry Number
 Estonia 1,142
 Russia 741
 Turkey 237
 Vietnam 228
 Iraq 157
 Thailand 154
 Sweden 151
 Germany 67
 Romania 63
 Nigeria 61
 Yugoslavia 61
 China 53
 Afghanistan 51
 Eritrea 44
 Syria 44


Kerava has two railway stations, Kerava Central Railway Station and Savio station.

The city of Kerava joined Helsinki Regional Transport Authority (HSL) in 2010.

The Kerava Central Railway Station is an interchange station, with connections from the main track from Helsinki to Riihimäki to the tracks to Lahti and Porvoo. Helsinki Airport (HEL) is located about 15 kilometers to the southwest of the city by car.


Results of the 2019 Finnish parliamentary election in Kerava:


Notable people from KeravaEdit


  1. ^ a b "Area of Finnish Municipalities 1.1.2018" (PDF). National Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Suomen virallinen tilasto (SVT): Väestön ennakkotilasto [verkkojulkaisu]. Heinäkuu 2020" (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 13 September 2020.
  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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External linksEdit

  Media related to Kerava at Wikimedia Commons