Kitee

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Kitee
Town
Kiteen kaupunki
Kitee Church
Kitee Church
Coat of arms of Kitee
Coat of arms
Location of Kitee in Finland
Location of Kitee in Finland
Coordinates: 62°06′N 030°08′E / 62.100°N 30.133°E / 62.100; 30.133Coordinates: 62°06′N 030°08′E / 62.100°N 30.133°E / 62.100; 30.133
Country Finland
Region North Karelia
Sub-region Central Karelia sub-region
Charter 1631
City rights 1992
Government
 • Town manager Kirsi Hämäläinen
Area(2011-01-01)[1]
 • Total 1,141.31 km2 (440.66 sq mi)
 • Land 865.70 km2 (334.25 sq mi)
 • Water 275.61 km2 (106.41 sq mi)
Area rank 99th largest in Finland
Population (2014-01-31)[2]
 • Total 9,083
 • Rank 115th largest in Finland
 • Density 10.49/km2 (27.2/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Finnish 97.6% (official)
 • Swedish 0.1%
 • Others 2.3%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 13.8%
 • 15 to 64 64.3%
 • 65 or older 21.9%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 21.25%
Website www.kitee.fi

Kitee (Swedish: Kides) is a town and a municipality of Finland.

It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the North Karelia region. The municipality has a population of 9,083 (31 January 2014)[2] and covers an area of 1,141.31 square kilometres (440.66 sq mi) of which 275.61 km2 (106.41 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 10.49 inhabitants per square kilometre (27.2 /sq mi).

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

Songwriter/keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen, guitarist Emppu Vuorinen, drummer Jukka Nevalainen, former bassist Sami Vänskä and former vocalist Tarja Turunen of the symphonic metal band Nightwish are from Kitee.

Kitee is also known as the ''moonshine city of Finland'' due to its legal and illegal moonshine manufacturing history.

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. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Kitee at Wikimedia Commons