Luumäki

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Luumäki
Municipality
Luumäen kunta
Luumäki Lutheran Church
Luumäki Lutheran Church
Coat of arms of Luumäki
Coat of arms
Location of Luumäki in Finland
Location of Luumäki in Finland
Coordinates: 60°55′N 027°34′E / 60.917°N 27.567°E / 60.917; 27.567Coordinates: 60°55′N 027°34′E / 60.917°N 27.567°E / 60.917; 27.567
Country Finland
Region South Karelia
Sub-region Lappeenranta sub-region
Charter 1642
Seat Taavetti
Government
 • Municipal manager Terttu Heimala (deputy)
Area(2011-01-01)[1]
 • Total 859.83 km2 (331.98 sq mi)
 • Land 750.06 km2 (289.60 sq mi)
 • Water 109.77 km2 (42.38 sq mi)
Area rank 132nd largest in Finland
Population (2014-01-31)[2]
 • Total 5,125
 • Rank 186th largest in Finland
 • Density 6.83/km2 (17.7/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Finnish 97.6% (official)
 • Swedish 0.3%
 • Others 2%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 13.9%
 • 15 to 64 60.9%
 • 65 or older 25.2%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 18%
Website www.luumaki.fi

Luumäki is a municipality of Finland. Its seat is in Taavetti.

It is located in the province of Southern Finland and is part of the South Karelia region. The municipality has a population of 5,125 (31 January 2014)[2] and covers an area of 859.83 square kilometres (331.98 sq mi) of which 109.77 km2 (42.38 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 6.83 inhabitants per square kilometre (17.7 /sq mi).

The president of Finland Pehr Evind Svinhufvud died in Luumäki on February 29, 1944.

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

The name Luumäki means literally "Bone Hill". In the Finnish version of the comic strip Bone, the place-name Boneville is translated as Luumäki.

Villages[edit]

Anjala, Antikkala, Askola, Ellola (Ellonen), Haimila, Heikkilä, Heimala, Hietamies, Himottula (Taina), Hirvikallio, Huomola, Huopainen, Husula, Hyyrylä, Iihola, Inkilä, Junttola, Jurvala, Juurikkala (Juurikas), Kannuskoski, Keskinen, Kiurula, Kiviniemi, Kokkola, Kolppola, Kontula, Koskela, Kähölä, Lakkala (Lakka), Laukkala (Laukas), Lensula, Luotola, Marttila (Taavetti), Mentula, Metsola, Multiala, Munne (Munteenkylä), Niemi, Nokkala, Nuppola, Nurmiainen, Okkola, Orkola, Parola, Pitkäpää, Pukkila (Pukki), Pätärilä, Rantala, Saareks, Saarits, Saksala, Salmi, Sarkalahti, Sarvilahti, Siiropää, Sirkjärvi, Suoanttila, Suonpohja, Sydänmaanlakka, Taina, Tapavainola, Taukaniemi, Toikkala, Vainonen, Venäläinen, Viuhkola

Notable people[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 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]

Media related to Luumäki at Wikimedia Commons