Kokkola – city and municipality in western Finland in the province of Central Ostrobothnia (Keski-Pohjanmaa). Located on the coast of the Gulf of Bothnia, and is one of the largest port centers in Finland.
City founded of the Swedish king Gustav II Adolf in 1620.
Kokkola became an important shipbuilding center in Finland and the largest manufacturer of resin. By the early 18th century, it is one of the largest commercial fleet in the country was established, and at the time of Kokkola is the richest city in Finland.