- for the village in Burma see Lemi, Banmauk, Burma
Location of Lemi in Finland
|• Municipal manager||Simo Luukkanen|
|• Total||262.48 km2 (101.34 sq mi)|
|• Land||217.77 km2 (84.08 sq mi)|
|• Water||44.71 km2 (17.26 sq mi)|
|Area rank||284th largest in Finland|
|• Rank||246th largest in Finland|
|• Density||14.06/km2 (36.4/sq mi)|
|Population by native language|
|• Finnish||97.9% (official)|
|Population by age|
|• 0 to 14||18.1%|
|• 15 to 64||62%|
|• 65 or older||19.9%|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
|• Summer (DST)||EEST (UTC+3)|
|Municipal tax rate||19.5%|
It is located in the province of Southern Finland and is part of the South Karelia region. The municipality has a population of 3,062 (31 January 2014) and covers an area of 262.48 square kilometres (101.34 sq mi) of which 44.71 km2 (17.26 sq mi) is water. The population density is 14.06 inhabitants per square kilometre (36.4 /sq mi).
The municipality is unilingually Finnish.
The municipal center of Lemi is Juvola. The other villages are Ahtiala, Hakulila, Heikkilä, Huttula, Hyvärilä, Iitiä, Juuresaho (ent. Remunen), Juvola, Kaamanniemi, Kuukanniemi, Kapiala, Keskisenpää, Korpela, Kurkela, Kärmeniemi, Laakkola, Lavola, Merenlahti, Metsola, Mikkola, Mikonharju, Nisola, Nuppola, Olkkonen, Parkkola, Pöllölä, Ruohiala, Ruomi, Sairala, Sorvarila, Suomalainen, Suoniala, Suontakainen, Sutela, Taipale, Tevaniemi, Torvenniemi, Tuomelanpelto, kuuluu myös Iitiään, Uiminniemi, Urola, Vainikkala, Välikangas ja Värtölä.
The schools are in Juvola and Kuukanniemi. There are about 750 inhabitants in Kuukanniemi and the villages it affects.
Attractive natural and historical places
|The evangelic-Lutheran church of Lemi|
|Juvolan mörssäripatteri – The mortar battery of Juvola||Juvola||The partly restaurated position of four positions of the 280 mm mortar of the year 1877. The four mortars are destroyed after the Continuation War. The battery has been a part of the Salpa Line|
|Kärmeniemen patteri – The battery of Kärmeniemi||Juvola||The position of two Canet 152/45-C guns. The guns are displaced  The battery has been a part of the Salpa Line|
Lemi has been founded in 1688 as an independent Evangelic-Lutheran parish. Due to the secularisation of the local governments according to the decree of 1865, the secular local government was separated from the clerical in 1867 as the municipality of Lemi.
Some fighting took place in the cemetery of Lemi during the civil war in 1918. After the winter war as the military hardware had to be displaced from the territories to be given to the Soviet Union on the bases of the Moscow Armstice, naval artillery was brought to Lemi to create part of the Salpa Line. From the Käkisalmi region the Vahtiniemi battery was transferred to Kärmeniemi consisting two Canet 152/45-C naval guns. Later, on 11 July 1941, they were taken to Antamoinen to be tested on 22 July. Four days later they were transported by train from Lappeenranta again near Käkisalmi to Vahtiniemi to become operational 9 September 1941. After the Continuation War the 32nd heavy battery brought only one of the two Canet 152/45-C's it had as the other was to repaired. By the end of November, 1944 the 32nd heavy battery was dissolved and the guns were sent to Parola.
After the war there has not been naval guns in Lemi, but the remaining positions can be seen both in Kärmeniemi ja Juvola.
- "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.
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