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


Keravan kaupunki
Kervo stad
Kerava town centre

Coat of arms
Location of Kerava in Finland
Coordinates: 60°24′N 025°06′E
Country Finland
Sub-regionHelsinki sub-region
  Town managerKirsi 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
  Rank32nd largest in Finland
  Density1,185.24/km2 (3,069.8/sq mi)
Population by native language
  Finnish94.8% (official)
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%

It is located in the province of Southern Finland and is part of the Uusimaa region. The town has a population of 36,292 (31 January 2019)[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 1,185.24 inhabitants per square kilometre (3,069.8/sq mi). The municipality is unilingually Finnish.


Minorities (1st and 2nd generation) in Kerava by country of origin, 2018[6]
Ancestry Number


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 2011 Finnish parliamentary election in Kerava:

Notable people from Kerava


  1. "Area of Finnish Municipalities 1.1.2018" (PDF). National Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  2. "Suomen virallinen tilasto (SVT): Väestön ennakkotilasto [verkkojulkaisu]. Tammikuu 2019" (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  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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