Lemland

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Lemland
Municipality
Lemlands kommun
The medieval parish church in Lemland.
The medieval parish church in Lemland.
Coat of arms of Lemland
Coat of arms
Location of Lemland in Finland
Location of Lemland in Finland
Lemland is located in Åland
Lemland
Lemland
Location in Åland
Coordinates: 60°04.2′N 020°05.2′E / 60.0700°N 20.0867°E / 60.0700; 20.0867Coordinates: 60°04.2′N 020°05.2′E / 60.0700°N 20.0867°E / 60.0700; 20.0867
Country Finland
Region Åland
Sub-region Åland Countryside sub-region
Government
 • Municipal manager Mikael Smeds
Area(2011-01-01)[1]
 • Total 965.31 km2 (372.71 sq mi)
 • Land 113.08 km2 (43.66 sq mi)
 • Water 852.23 km2 (329.05 sq mi)
Area rank 111th largest in Finland
Population (2014-01-31)[2]
 • Total 1,849
 • Rank 299th largest in Finland
 • Density 16.35/km2 (42.3/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Swedish 93.2% (official)
 • Finnish 4.4%
 • Others 2.4%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 21.9%
 • 15 to 64 64.3%
 • 65 or older 13.8%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 16.5%
Website www.lemland.ax

Lemland is a municipality of Åland, an autonomous territory of Finland.

The municipality has a population of 1,849 (31 January 2014)[2] and covers an area of 965.31 square kilometres (372.71 sq mi) of which 852.23 km2 (329.05 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 16.35 inhabitants per square kilometre (42.3 /sq mi).

The municipality is unilingually Swedish.

History[edit]

The church in Lemland was built in the 13th century and has wall paintings from the 14th century. The church is dedicated to Bridget of Sweden.

During the Finnish War in 1808 the Swedish king Gustav IV Adolf had his headquarters in the Lemland parsonage.[6]

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. ^ Torsten Hellberg (ed): Åland – mer än öar, p.19. Stockholm 2001.

External links[edit]

Media related to Lemland at Wikimedia Commons