It is located in the province of Southern Finland and is part of the Kymenlaakso region. The municipality had a population of 1,906 (2003) and covered an area of 563.06 km² of which 129.89 km² was water. The population density was 3.4 inhabitants per km².
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Location in Finland
|Coordinates: 61°3′0″N 26°28′55″E|
|• Total||217.40 sq mi (563.06 km2)|
|• Water||50.15 sq mi (129.89 km2)|
The municipality was unilingually Finnish.
In 2009, the six municipalities of Kouvola, Kuusankoski, Elimäki, Anjalankoski, Valkeala and Jaala were consolidated to form a new municipality named Kouvola, which, with a population of over 80,000, became the tenth largest city in Finland.