Built at the mouth of the homonymous river Kemi, the longest river in the country
Kemi is a port city and a municipality of Finnish Lapland, in Finland, built at the mouth of the homonymous river Kemi, the longest river in the country. It has an approximate population of 22,285 inhabitants in 2013.
Kemi was founded in 1869 by Royal Decree, because of the depth of its coast, which facilitated the construction of a port.
Kemi's main economic activity is centered on two large paper mills, and the only chromium mine in Europe (which supplies Outokumpu's Tornro ferrochromatic plant in Tornio). It also has a polytechnic university.
Kemi is also famous for having the largest snow castle in the world (built each year with a different architecture).