Roadsign marking the entrance to Ii
Location of Ii in Finland
|Sub-region||Oulu Arc sub-region|
|• Municipal manager||Markku Kehus|
|• 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|
|• Rank||111th largest in Finland|
|• Density||6.17/km2 (16.0/sq mi)|
|Population by native language|
|• Finnish||99.5% (official)|
|Population by age|
|• 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||20.5%|
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) 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. 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".
Beginning in 2008, Ii is home to the ART Ii Biennale of Northern Environmental and Sculpture Art, an international art fair.
- "Area by municipality as of 1 January 2011" (PDF) (in Finnish and Swedish). Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 9 March 2011.
- "VÄESTÖTIETOJÄRJESTELMÄ REKISTERITILANNE 31.1.2014" (in Finnish and Swedish). Population Register Center of Finland. Retrieved 11 February 2014.
- "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.
- "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.
- "List of municipal and parish tax rates in 2011". Tax Administration of Finland. 29 November 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
- Hyyryläinen, Toivo: Kahden kirjaimen pitäjä, Iin perinnekirja. Saarijärven Offset, 2006.
Media related to Ii at Wikimedia Commons
- Municipality of Ii – Official website
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