Kontiolahti

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Kontiolahti
Municipality
Kontiolahden kunta
Coat of arms of Kontiolahti
Coat of arms
Location of Kontiolahti in Finland
Location of Kontiolahti in Finland
Coordinates: 62°46′N 029°51′E / 62.767°N 29.850°E / 62.767; 29.850Coordinates: 62°46′N 029°51′E / 62.767°N 29.850°E / 62.767; 29.850
Country Finland
Region North Karelia
Sub-region Joensuu sub-region
Charter 1873
Government
 • Municipal manager Jere Penttilä
Area (2011-01-01)[1]
 • Total 1,029.82 km2 (397.62 sq mi)
 • Land 799.72 km2 (308.77 sq mi)
 • Water 230.1 km2 (88.8 sq mi)
Area rank 107th largest in Finland
Population (2014-11-30)[2]
 • Total 14,622
 • Rank 82nd largest in Finland
 • Density 18.28/km2 (47.3/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Finnish 98.2% (official)
 • Others 1.8%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 22.8%
 • 15 to 64 66.1%
 • 65 or older 11.1%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 19.25%
Website www.kontiolahti.fi

Kontiolahti is a municipality of Finland.

It is located in the North Karelia region, about 20 kilometres (12 mi) north of Joensuu. The municipality has a population of 14,622 (30 November 2014)[2] and covers an area of 1,029.82 square kilometres (397.62 sq mi) of which 230.1 km2 (88.8 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 18.28 inhabitants per square kilometre (47.3/sq mi).

The municipality is unilingually Finnish. The municipality has previously also been known as "Kontiolax" in Swedish documents, but is today referred to as "Kontiolahti" also in Swedish.[6]

Kontiolahti hosted the Biathlon World Championships in 1990, 1999 and 2015.[7]

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  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 30.11.2014" (in Finnish and Swedish). Population Register Center of Finland. Retrieved 29 December 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. ^ "Kuntien nimet ja niiden taivutus" (in Finnish). Helsinki: Kotimaisten kielten keskus. 8 September 2014. Retrieved 3 January 2015. 
  7. ^ ""Kontiolahden Urheilijat" [Kontiolahti Sports Club]. Kontiolahti: Kontiolahden Urheilijat r.y. Retrieved 17 November 2013. 

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