Liminka

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Liminka
Limingo
Municipality
Limingan kunta
Liminka Church
Liminka Church
Coat of arms of Liminka
Coat of arms
Location of Liminka in Finland
Location of Liminka in Finland
Coordinates: 64°48.5′N 025°25′E / 64.8083°N 25.417°E / 64.8083; 25.417Coordinates: 64°48.5′N 025°25′E / 64.8083°N 25.417°E / 64.8083; 25.417
Country Finland
Region Northern Ostrobothnia
Sub-region Oulu sub-region
Charter 1477
Government
 • Municipality manager Pekka Rajala
Area (2011-01-01)[1]
 • Total 651.64 km2 (251.60 sq mi)
 • Land 637.10 km2 (245.99 sq mi)
 • Water 14.54 km2 (5.61 sq mi)
Area rank 189th largest in Finland
Population (2014-09-30)[2]
 • Total 9,705
 • Rank 119th largest in Finland
 • Density 15.23/km2 (39.4/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Finnish 99.4% (official)
 • Swedish 0.2%
 • Others 0.4%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 34.6%
 • 15 to 64 57.5%
 • 65 or older 7.9%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 19.5%
Website www.liminka.fi


Liminka railway station

Liminka (Swedish: Limingo) is a municipality in the Northern Ostrobothnia region, in the province of Oulu, in Finland. Liminka is located about 25 kilometres (16 mi) south of Oulu.

The municipality has a population of 9,705 (30 September 2014)[2] and covers an area of 651.64 square kilometres (251.60 sq mi) of which 14.54 km2 (5.61 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 15.23 inhabitants per square kilometre (39.4/sq mi). The neighbouring municipalities are Kempele, Lumijoki, Muhos, Oulunsalo, Siikajoki, Siikalatva, Tyrnävä and Vaala.

History[edit]

Liminka is founded in 1477.

By folklore, name Liminka comes by fictive giant, Limmi.

The Liminganlahti Bay is a famous bird paradise.

Twinnings[edit]

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 30.09.2014" (in Finnish and Swedish). Population Register Center of Finland. Retrieved 17 November 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. ^ "Välissuhted" (in Estonian). Nõo vald. Retrieved 2 May 2012. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Liminka at Wikimedia Commons