Puolanka

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Puolanka
Municipality
Puolangan kunta
Puolanka Church
Puolanka Church
Coat of arms of Puolanka
Coat of arms
Location of Puolanka in Finland
Location of Puolanka in Finland
Coordinates: 64°52′05″N 027°40′15″E / 64.86806°N 27.67083°E / 64.86806; 27.67083Coordinates: 64°52′05″N 027°40′15″E / 64.86806°N 27.67083°E / 64.86806; 27.67083
Country Finland
Region Kainuu
Sub-region Kehys-Kainuu sub-region
Government
 • Municipal manager Seppo Rajala
Area (2011-01-01)[1]
 • Total 2,598.75 km2 (1,003.38 sq mi)
 • Land 2,461.45 km2 (950.37 sq mi)
 • Water 137.3 km2 (53.0 sq mi)
Area rank 28th largest in Finland
Population (2014-09-30)[2]
 • Total 2,836
 • Rank 247th largest in Finland
 • Density 1.15/km2 (3.0/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Finnish 99.2% (official)
 • Others 0.8%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 12.7%
 • 15 to 64 62.1%
 • 65 or older 25.2%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 20%
Website www.puolanka.fi

Puolanka is a municipality in Finland located in the Kainuu region. The municipality has a population of 2,836 (30 September 2014)[2] and covers an area of 2,598.75 square kilometres (1,003.38 sq mi) of which 137.3 km2 (53.0 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 1.15 inhabitants per square kilometre (3.0/sq mi).

The highest waterfall in Finland, Hepoköngäs is located 16 kilometres (10 mi) from the center of Puolanka.

The municipality is unilingually Finnish. The municipality is also known as "Puolango" in Swedish documents.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Area by municipality as of 1 January 2011" (PDF) (in Finnish and Swedish). Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 9 March 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "VÄESTÖTIETOJÄRJESTELMÄ REKISTERITILANNE 30.09.2014" (in Finnish and Swedish). Population Register Center of Finland. Retrieved 17 November 2014. 
  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 and gender by area as of 31 December 2008". Statistics Finland's PX-Web databases. Statistics Finland. Retrieved 28 April 2009. 
  5. ^ "List of municipal and parish tax rates in 2011". Tax Administration of Finland. 29 November 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2011. 
  6. ^ Kotimaisten kielten tutkimuskeskus :: Svenska ortnamn i Finland

External links[edit]

Media related to Puolanka at Wikimedia Commons

With its drop of 24 meters Hepoköngäs is the highest waterfall in Finland.