Siikajoki

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Siikajoki
Municipality
Siikajoen kunta
Siikajoki Church
Siikajoki Church
Coat of arms of Siikajoki
Coat of arms
Location of Siikajoki in Finland
Location of Siikajoki in Finland
Coordinates: 64°40′N 025°06′E / 64.667°N 25.100°E / 64.667; 25.100Coordinates: 64°40′N 025°06′E / 64.667°N 25.100°E / 64.667; 25.100
Country Finland
Region Northern Ostrobothnia
Sub-region Raahe sub-region
Charter 1868
Seat Ruukki
Government
 • Municipality manager Kaisu Tuomi
Area (2011-01-01)[1]
 • Total 1,653.96 km2 (638.60 sq mi)
 • Land 1,052.02 km2 (406.19 sq mi)
 • Water 601.94 km2 (232.41 sq mi)
Area rank 60th largest in Finland
Population (2014-01-31)[2]
 • Total 5,617
 • Rank 174th largest in Finland
 • Density 5.34/km2 (13.8/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Finnish 97.8% (official)
 • Swedish 0.1%
 • Others 2%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 21.8%
 • 15 to 64 62.4%
 • 65 or older 15.8%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 20%
Website www.siikajoki.fi

Siikajoki is a municipality of Finland. It is located in the province of Oulu and is part of the Northern Ostrobothnia region. The municipality has a population of 5,617 (31 January 2014)[2] and covers an area of 1,653.96 square kilometres (638.60 sq mi) of which 601.94 km2 (232.41 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 5.34 inhabitants per square kilometre (13.8 /sq mi). Neighbour municipalities are Hailuoto, Liminka, Lumijoki, Raahe and Siikalatva.

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

History[edit]

The current municipality of Siikajoki consists of three previous municipalities of Paavola and Revonlahti, that were merged into the municipality of Ruukki in 1973, and the municipality of Siikajoki founded in 1868. The municipalities of Ruukki and Siikajoki were disbanded and replaced by the new municipality of Siikajoki on January 1, 2007.

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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 Siikajoki at Wikimedia Commons