Lieksa

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Lieksa
Town
Lieksan kaupunki
Coat of arms of Lieksa
Coat of arms
Location of Lieksa in Finland
Location of Lieksa in Finland
Coordinates: 63°19′N 030°01′E / 63.317°N 30.017°E / 63.317; 30.017Coordinates: 63°19′N 030°01′E / 63.317°N 30.017°E / 63.317; 30.017
Country Finland
Region North Karelia
Sub-region Pielinen Karelia sub-region
Charter 1973
Government
 • Town manager Esko Lehto
Area(2011-01-01)[1]
 • Total 4,067.60 km2 (1,570.51 sq mi)
 • Land 3,418.46 km2 (1,319.87 sq mi)
 • Water 649.14 km2 (250.63 sq mi)
Area rank 14th largest in Finland
Population (2014-01-31)[2]
 • Total 12,568
 • Rank 85th largest in Finland
 • Density 3.68/km2 (9.5/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Finnish 98.9% (official)
 • Swedish 0.1%
 • Others 1%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 11.7%
 • 15 to 64 62.5%
 • 65 or older 25.8%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 19.5%
Website www.lieksa.fi

Lieksa is a town and 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 12,568 (31 January 2014)[2] and covers an area of 4,067.60 square kilometres (1,570.51 sq mi) of which 649.14 km2 (250.63 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 3.68 inhabitants per square kilometre (9.5 /sq mi).

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

The town of Lieksa was established in 1973 when the Market town of Lieksa and the Municipality of Pielisjärvi were consolidated.

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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]

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