Kotka (literally eagle) is a town and municipality of Finland.
Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. The municipality has a population of 54,849 (31 August 2013) and covers an area of 949.74 square kilometers (366.70 sq mi) of which 678.45 km2 (261.95 sq mi) is water. The population density is 202.18 inhabitants per square kilometer (523.6 /sq mi). The city centre of Kotka is located at Kotkansaari Island.
The Port of Kotka is a major Finnish sea port that serves both the foreign trade of Finland and Russia.