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Ylitornio

Övertorneå
Badje-Duortnus
Pajetuárnus
Municipality
Ylitornion kunta
Övertorneå kommun
Ylitornio welcome sign
Ylitornio welcome sign
Coat of arms of Ylitornio
Coat of arms
Location of Ylitornio in Finland
Location of Ylitornio in Finland
Coordinates: 66°19′N 023°40′E / 66.317°N 23.667°E / 66.317; 23.667
Country Finland
RegionLapland
Sub-regionTornio Valley sub-region
Charter1809
Government
 • Municipal managerTuomo Karjalainen
Area
 (2018-01-01)[1]
 • Total2,212.47 km2 (854.24 sq mi)
 • Land2,028.86 km2 (783.35 sq mi)
 • Water183.83 km2 (70.98 sq mi)
Area rank29th largest in Finland
Population
 (2021-03-31)[2]
 • Total3,875
 • Rank198th largest in Finland
 • Density1.91/km2 (4.9/sq mi)
Population by native language
 • Finnish99.3% (official)
 • Swedish0.3%
 • Sami0.1%
 • Others0.3%
Population by age
 • 0 to 149.8%
 • 15 to 6451.6%
 • 65 or older38.5%
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+03:00 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]20%
Websitewww.ylitornio.fi

Ylitornio (Swedish: Övertorneå; Northern Sami: Badje-Duortnus; Inari Sami: Pajetuárnus) is a municipality of Finland.

It is located in the province of Lapland along the Tornio River, opposite the Swedish town of Övertorneå about 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) by road to its northwest. The two localities are connected by an international bridge that goes between Övertorneå through an island and enters Finland in a rural portion of Ylitornio's municipality, about 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) north of town. Literally translated to English the two locations would be called Upper Tornio.

The municipality has a population of 3,875 (31 March 2021)[2] and covers an area of 2,212.47 square kilometres (854.24 sq mi) of which 183.83 km2 (70.98 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 1.91 inhabitants per square kilometre (4.9/sq mi).

The municipality is unilingually Finnish in contrast to much of far-western Finland. Finland is officially bilingual.

A unique ski flying hill project has been presented. The inruns of the hills will be through a mountain inside a pipe tunnel.[1]

People

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Area of Finnish Municipalities 1.1.2018" (PDF). National Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Preliminary population structure by area, 2021M01*-2021M03*". StatFin (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 2 May 2021.
  3. ^ "Population according to language and the number of foreigners and land area km2 by area as of 31 December 2008". Statistics Finland's PX-Web databases. Statistics Finland. Retrieved 29 March 2009.
  4. ^ "Population according to age (1-year) and sex by area and the regional division of each statistical reference year, 2003-2020". StatFin. Statistics Finland. Retrieved 2 May 2021.
  5. ^ "List of municipal and parish tax rates in 2021" (PDF). Tax Administration of Finland. 1 December 2020. Retrieved 10 April 2021.

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