Karungi

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Karungi
The Karl Gustav church in Karungi
The Karl Gustav church in Karungi
Karungi is located in Sweden
Karungi
Karungi
Coordinates: 66°03′N 23°57′E / 66.050°N 23.950°E / 66.050; 23.950Coordinates: 66°03′N 23°57′E / 66.050°N 23.950°E / 66.050; 23.950
Country Sweden
Province Norrbotten
County Norrbotten County
Municipality Haparanda Municipality
Area[1]
 • Total 1.23 km2 (0.47 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 232
 • Density 188/km2 (490/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Karungi is a locality situated in Haparanda Municipality, Norrbotten County, Sweden with 232 inhabitants in 2010.[1] The language most spoken in the village is tornedalsfinska, which the first of April 2000 officially was declared as a minority language in Sweden.

Karungi is located at the Torne river where the border to Finland goes. On the Finnish side of the river, oppostite to Karungi, the village Karunki (pop 483) is located. There is no bridge here, but crossing the river is done by boat or on the ice. These two villages have a common history since before the national border was drawn in the river, through the village, in 1809.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Tätorternas landareal, folkmängd och invånare per km2 2005 och 2010" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. 14 December 2011. Archived from the original on 10 January 2012. Retrieved 10 January 2012.