Ranua

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Ranua
Municipality
Ranuan kunta
Ranua Church
Ranua Church
Coat of arms of Ranua
Coat of arms
Location of Ranua in Finland
Location of Ranua in Finland
Coordinates: 65°56′N 026°31′E / 65.933°N 26.517°E / 65.933; 26.517Coordinates: 65°56′N 026°31′E / 65.933°N 26.517°E / 65.933; 26.517
Country Finland
Region Lapland
Sub-region Rovaniemi sub-region
Charter 1917
Government
 • Municipal manager Kimmo Sarapää
Area (2011-01-01)[1]
 • Total 3,694.82 km2 (1,426.58 sq mi)
 • Land 3,453.73 km2 (1,333.49 sq mi)
 • Water 241.09 km2 (93.09 sq mi)
Area rank 16th largest in Finland
Population (2014-01-31)[2]
 • Total 4,259
 • Rank 208th largest in Finland
 • Density 1.23/km2 (3.2/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Finnish 99.8% (official)
 • Others 0.2%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 20.6%
 • 15 to 64 60.5%
 • 65 or older 18.9%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 19.25%
Website www.ranua.fi

Ranua is a municipality of Finland.

It is located in the province of Lapland. The municipality has a population of 4,259 (31 January 2014)[2] and covers an area of 3,694.82 square kilometres (1,426.58 sq mi) of which 241.09 km2 (93.09 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 1.23 inhabitants per square kilometre (3.2 /sq mi).

The municipality is unilingually Finnish. The best known attraction is Ranua Zoo, a wildlife park of arctic animal species which is the northernmost zoo in the world.

Sister cities[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 Ranua at Wikimedia Commons