The red and black featured in the coat of arms are typical of Karelia. The wave motif refers to the Pielisjoki river, and the embattled line to the town’s position near the eastern frontier.

Joensuu is the centre of the region of North Karelia, located on the norther shore of lake Pyhäselkä, at the mouth of the Pielisjoki river. Joensuu is the second largest town in East Finlandby population.


Koskikatu 5
FI-80100 Joensuu

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