Kitee

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Kitee
Town
Kiteen kaupunki
Kitee Church
Kitee Church
Coat of arms of Kitee
Coat of arms
Location of Kitee in Finland
Location of Kitee in Finland
Coordinates: 62°06′N 030°08′E / 62.100°N 30.133°E / 62.100; 30.133Coordinates: 62°06′N 030°08′E / 62.100°N 30.133°E / 62.100; 30.133
Country  Finland
Region North Karelia
Sub-region Central Karelia sub-region
Charter 1631
City rights 1992
Government
 • Town manager Kirsi Hämäläinen
Area (2016-01-01)[1]
 • Total 1,253.60 km2 (484.02 sq mi)
 • Land 865.70 km2 (334.25 sq mi)
 • Water 275.61 km2 (106.41 sq mi)
Area rank 57th largest in Finland
Population (2016-03-31)[2]
 • Total 10,783
 • Rank 92nd largest in Finland
 • Density 12.46/km2 (32.3/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Finnish 97.6% (official)
 • Swedish 0.1%
 • Others 2.3%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 13.8%
 • 15 to 64 64.3%
 • 65 or older 21.9%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 21.25%
Website www.kitee.fi

Kitee (Swedish: Kides) is a town and a municipality of Finland.

It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the North Karelia region. The municipality has a population of 10,783 (31 March 2016)[2] and covers an area of 1,253.60 square kilometres (484.02 sq mi) of which 275.61 km2 (106.41 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 12.46 inhabitants per square kilometre (32.3/sq mi). Neighbouring municipalities are Parikkala, Rääkkylä, Savonlinna and Tohmajärvi.

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

History[edit]

Kitee is known as the ''moonshine city of Finland'' due to its legal and illegal moonshine manufacturing.

Villages[edit]

Haapasalo, Haarajärvi, Hammaskallio, Heinoniemi, Jaakkima, Juurikka, Kantosyrjä, Kiteenkylä, Kiteenlahti, Kontiola, Kunonniemi, Lahdenkylä, Leinovaara, Loukunvaara, Misola, Muljula, Niinikumpu, Nivunki, Närsäkkälä, Ojamäki, Piimäjärvi, Potoskavaara, Puhos,Puhossalo, Päätye, Riihijärvi, Rokkala, Ruppovaara, Satulavaara, Suoparsaari, Suorlahti, Särkijärvi, Säynejärvi, Taipale, Tasapää, Tolosenmäki, Varmoniemi, Välivaara

People[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Population density by area 1.1.2016". Statistics Finland. Retrieved 12 February 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Ennakkoväkiluku sukupuolen mukaan alueittain, maaliskuu.2016" (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 31 March 2016.  Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "population_count" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  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 Kitee at Wikimedia Commons