Ii, Finland

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Ii
Ijo
Municipality
Iin kunta
Roadsign marking the entrance to Ii
Roadsign marking the entrance to Ii
Coat of arms of Ii
Coat of arms
Location of Ii in Finland
Location of Ii in Finland
Coordinates: 65°19′N 025°22′E / 65.317°N 25.367°E / 65.317; 25.367Coordinates: 65°19′N 025°22′E / 65.317°N 25.367°E / 65.317; 25.367
Country Finland
Region Northern Ostrobothnia
Sub-region Oulu Arc sub-region
Charter 1445
Government
 • Municipal manager Markku Kehus
Area (2011-01-01)[1]
 • Total 2,809.23 km2 (1,084.65 sq mi)
 • Land 1,552.54 km2 (599.44 sq mi)
 • Water 1,256.69 km2 (485.21 sq mi)
Area rank 22nd largest in Finland
Population (2014-01-31)[2]
 • Total 9,581
 • Rank 111th largest in Finland
 • Density 6.17/km2 (16.0/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Finnish 99.5% (official)
 • Swedish 0.1%
 • Others 0.4%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 23.1%
 • 15 to 64 61.1%
 • 65 or older 15.8%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 20.5%
Website www.ii.fi

Ii (Swedish: Ijo) is a municipality of Finland.

It is situated by the Bothnian Bay, at the mouth of river Iijoki, and it is part of the Northern Ostrobothnia region. The municipality has a population of 9,581 (31 January 2014)[2] and covers an area of 2,809.23 square kilometres (1,084.65 sq mi) of which 1,256.69 km2 (485.21 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 6.17 inhabitants per square kilometre (16.0 /sq mi).

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

Ii merged with Kuivaniemi on 1 January 2007. The formed municipality is called Ii but it adopted the coat of arms of Kuivaniemi. Ii is notable for having the shortest place name in Finland, and also one of the shortest ones in the world. The etymology is not definitively established; options are either Germanic origin or Sami origin. In the latter, it would mean "a place to stay overnight in"; cf. Northern Sami idja "night".[6]

Beginning in 2008, Ii is home to the ART Ii Biennale of Northern Environmental and Sculpture Art, an international art fair.

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 31.1.2014" (in Finnish and Swedish). Population Register Center of Finland. Retrieved 11 February 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. ^ Hyyryläinen, Toivo: Kahden kirjaimen pitäjä, Iin perinnekirja. Saarijärven Offset, 2006.

External links[edit]

Media related to Ii at Wikimedia Commons