Lapinlahti

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This article is about the municipality of Northern Savonia. For the district of Helsinki, see Lapinlahti, Helsinki.
Lapinlahti
Lapinlax
Municipality
Lapinlahden kunta
Lapinlahti railway station
Lapinlahti railway station
Coat of arms of Lapinlahti
Coat of arms
Location of Lapinlahti in Finland
Location of Lapinlahti in Finland
Coordinates: 63°22′N 027°23′E / 63.367°N 27.383°E / 63.367; 27.383Coordinates: 63°22′N 027°23′E / 63.367°N 27.383°E / 63.367; 27.383
Country Finland
Region Northern Savonia
Sub-region Upper Savonia sub-region
Charter 1874
Government
 • Municipal manager Heikki Airaksinen
Area(2011-01-01)[1]
 • Total 1,245.13 km2 (480.75 sq mi)
 • Land 1,096.55 km2 (423.38 sq mi)
 • Water 148.58 km2 (57.37 sq mi)
Area rank 90th largest in Finland
Population (2014-01-31)[2]
 • Total 10,328
 • Rank 103rd largest in Finland
 • Density 9.42/km2 (24.4/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Finnish 99.4% (official)
 • Swedish 0.1%
 • Others 0.6%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 17.3%
 • 15 to 64 63.6%
 • 65 or older 19.1%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 18.5%
Website www.lapinlahti.fi

Lapinlahti (Swedish: Lapinlax) is a municipality of Finland.

It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the Northern Savonia region. The municipality has a population of 10,328 (31 January 2014)[2] and covers an area of 1,245.13 square kilometres (480.75 sq mi) of which 148.58 km2 (57.37 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 9.42 inhabitants per square kilometre (24.4 /sq mi).

The neighboring municipality of Varpaisjärvi was consolidated with Lapinlahti on January 1, 2011.[6]

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

A Locomotive Tv1 No 940 –“The Finnish Cup loco”- at Lapinlahti, with Supporters of the soccer team KuPS after a decisive Cup victory

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. ^ "1.1.2011 yhdistyvien kuntien uudet nimet". Kunnat.net (in Finnish). Helsinki: Suomen Kuntaliitto. 2 July 2010. Retrieved January 1, 2011. 

External links[edit]

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