Lumparland

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Lumparland
Municipality
Lumparlands kommun
Coat of arms of Lumparland
Coat of arms
Location of Lumparland in Finland
Location of Lumparland in Finland
Lumparland is located in Åland
Lumparland
Lumparland
Location in Åland
Coordinates: 60°07′N 020°15.5′E / 60.117°N 20.2583°E / 60.117; 20.2583Coordinates: 60°07′N 020°15.5′E / 60.117°N 20.2583°E / 60.117; 20.2583
Country Finland
Region Åland
Sub-region Åland Countryside sub-region
Government
 • Municipal manager Tomas Urvas
Area (2011-01-01)[1]
 • Total 87.06 km2 (33.61 sq mi)
 • Land 36.26 km2 (14.00 sq mi)
 • Water 50.8 km2 (19.6 sq mi)
Area rank 331st largest in Finland
Population (2014-09-30)[2]
 • Total 416
 • Rank 333rd largest in Finland
 • Density 11.47/km2 (29.7/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Swedish 91.5% (official)
 • Finnish 6.2%
 • Others 2.3%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 18.3%
 • 15 to 64 63%
 • 65 or older 18.6%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 18.5%
Website www.lumparland.ax

Lumparland is a municipality of Åland, an autonomous territory of Finland. It is the smallest municipality on mainland Åland.

The municipality has a population of 416 (30 September 2014)[2] and covers an area of 87.06 square kilometres (33.61 sq mi) of which 50.8 km2 (19.6 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 11.47 inhabitants per square kilometre (29.7/sq mi). The municipality is unilingually Swedish.

The main village is Klemetsby, where there is a bank, a church, a post office and a school. Klemetsby is 25 kilometres (16 mi) away from Mariehamn. The ferry port of Långnäs is situated in the eastern part of Lumparland.

Lumparland was the last municipality in Finland to establish its own website which happened in 2004.

The municipality has previously also been known as "'Lumparlanti" in some Finnish documents,[6] but is today referred to as "Lumparland" also in Finnish.

Sights[edit]

The Church of Lumparland, dedicated to St. Andrew, is the oldest surviving wooden church in Åland, dating back to the 1720s. Inside the church, the altar painting is the work of Victor Westerholm. There is also a miniature ship from 1836 inside the church.

Geography[edit]

Lumparland borders the eastern edge of a billion-year-old nine-kilometer wide water filled impact crater, Lumparn, which is devoid of islands.

Lumpokasen (60.7 m or 199 ft) is the highest point in the municipality.

Economy[edit]

Agriculture and tourism are the most important lines of business in Lumparland.

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. ^ 1201–1202 (Pieni Tietosanakirja / II. Isopurje – Maskotti)

External links[edit]

Media related to Lumparland at Wikimedia Commons