Kärsämäki (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈkærsæˌmæki]; literally meaning "snout hill") is a municipality of Finland. It is located in the province of Oulu and is part of the Northern Ostrobothnia region. The municipality has a population of 2,528 (31 March 2021) and covers an area of 700.91 square kilometres (270.62 sq mi) of which 6.06 kmÂ² (2.34 sq mi) is water. The population density is 3.64 inhabitants per square kilometre (9.4/sq mi). Kärsämäki is a significant road junction where Highway 4 (Helsinki–Oulu–Utsjoki) and Highway 28 (Kokkola–Kajaani) intersect and where Highway 58 leading to Kangasala begins. The distance to the regional capital Oulu is 123 kilometres (76 mi).