the longest river in Finland, flowing SW from Lapland to the Gulf of Bothnia. 345 miles (555 km) long.
Also called Kemi. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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river in northern Finland. The country's longest river, it rises near the Russian border and flows generally southwest for about 300 mi (483 km) to the Gulf of Bothnia at Kemi town. The river system is harnessed for hydroelectric power and is important for salmon fishing and for transporting logs

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