Kitee

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Kitee
Town
Kiteen kaupunki
Kides stad
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
RegionNorth Karelia
Sub-regionCentral Karelia sub-region
Charter1631
City rights1992
Government
 • Town managerKirsi Hämäläinen
Area
 (2018-01-01)[1]
 • Total1,724.41 km2 (665.80 sq mi)
 • Land865.70 km2 (334.25 sq mi)
 • Water275.61 km2 (106.41 sq mi)
Area rank57th largest in Finland
Population
(2018-08-31)[2]
 • Total10,382
 • Rank92nd largest in Finland
 • Density11.99/km2 (31.1/sq mi)
Population by native language
 • Finnish97.6% (official)
 • Swedish0.1%
 • Others2.3%
Population by age
 • 0 to 1413.8%
 • 15 to 6464.3%
 • 65 or older21.9%
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]21.25%
Websitewww.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 10,382 (31 August 2018)[2] and covers an area of 1,724.41 square kilometres (665.80 sq mi) of which 275.61 km2 (106.41 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 11.99 inhabitants per square kilometre (31.1/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 "Area of Finnish Municipalities 1.1.2018" (PDF). National Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Ennakkoväkiluku kuukausittain sukupuolen mukaan alueittain, elokuu 2018" (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 21 October 2018.
  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