About Kemi

Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. It is located very near the city of Tornio. It was founded in 1869 by royal decree, because of its proximity to a deep water harbor.

Kemi is situated by the Bothnian Bay, at the mouth of river Kemijoki, and it is part of Lapland region. The town has a population of 22,303 (30 September 2012) and covers an area of 747.44 square kilometers (288.59 sq mi) of which 652.1 km2 (251.8 sq mi) is water. The population density is 233.93 inhabitants per square kilometer (605.9 /sq mi).

A model of The Crown of Finland (original was never made for the King of Finland) is kept in the Gemstone gallery. There are also replicas like the Imperial State Crown of Great Britain; the Sceptre of the Czar of Russia; Orbs of Denmark and the Diamond necklace of Marie Antoinette among other things.

It's also the hometown of the power metal band Sonata Arctica