Luhanka

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Luhanka
Luhango
Municipality
Luhangan kunta
Coat of arms of Luhanka
Coat of arms
Location of Luhanka in Finland
Location of Luhanka in Finland
Coordinates: 61°48′N 025°42′E / 61.800°N 25.700°E / 61.800; 25.700Coordinates: 61°48′N 025°42′E / 61.800°N 25.700°E / 61.800; 25.700
Country Finland
Region Central Finland
Sub-region Joutsa sub-region
Charter 1864
Government
 • Municipal manager Reijo Urtti
Area (2011-01-01)[1]
 • Total 313.25 km2 (120.95 sq mi)
 • Land 214.52 km2 (82.83 sq mi)
 • Water 98.73 km2 (38.12 sq mi)
Area rank 274th largest in Finland
Population (2014-11-30)[2]
 • Total 763
 • Rank 327th largest in Finland
 • Density 3.56/km2 (9.2/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Finnish 99.6% (official)
 • Swedish 0.1%
 • Others 0.2%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 10.3%
 • 15 to 64 53.8%
 • 65 or older 36%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 19%
Website www.luhanka.fi

Luhanka is a municipality of Finland.

It is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Central Finland region. The municipality has a population of 763 (30 November 2014)[2] and covers an area of 313.25 square kilometres (120.95 sq mi) of which 98.73 km2 (38.12 sq mi) is water.[1]

The population density is 3.56 inhabitants per square kilometre (9.2/sq mi).

The municipality is unilingually Finnish. The municipality is also been known as "Luhango" in Swedish documents.[6] Neighbouring municipalities are Hartola, Joutsa, Jyväskylä, Jämsä, Kuhmoinen and Sysmä.

There are many summer time cottages in Luhanka.

Newspaper Itä-Häme is published also in Luhanka.

Nature[edit]

There are all together 61 lakes in Luhanka. Biggest lakes in Luhanka are Päijänne, Tammijärvi-Hauha and Jutilanjärvi.[7]

Famous people[edit]

  • Politician Hertta Kuusinen was born in Luhanka in 1904
  • Writer Kreetta Onkeli has spent childhood in Luhanka
  • Composer Toni Edelmann lives in Luhanka

Gallery[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 30.11.2014" (in Finnish and Swedish). Population Register Center of Finland. Retrieved 29 December 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. ^ "Svenska ortnamn i Finland" (in Finnish). Research Institute for the Languages of Finland. 25 October 2012. Retrieved 25 October 2012. 
  7. ^ "Luhanka". Järviwiki. Finland's Environmental Administration. 2012. Retrieved 27 February 2012. 

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