Outokumpu is a town and municipality of Finland. It is located in the North Karelia region, 48 kilometres (30 mi) east of Joensuu and 92 kilometres (57 mi) west of Kuopio. The municipality has a population of 6,508 (31 March 2021) and covers an area of 584.05 square kilometres (225.50 sq mi) of which 138.22 kmÂ² (53.37 sq mi) is water. The population density is 14.6 inhabitants per square kilometre (38/sq mi). The most important road connection in the locality is Highway 9.