Kolari

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Kolari
Municipality
Kolarin kunta
Kolari kommun
Lake Kesänki at Ylläs
Lake Kesänki at Ylläs
Coat of arms of Kolari
Coat of arms
Location of Kolari in Finland
Location of Kolari in Finland
Coordinates: 67°19′50″N 023°46′40″E / 67.33056°N 23.77778°E / 67.33056; 23.77778Coordinates: 67°19′50″N 023°46′40″E / 67.33056°N 23.77778°E / 67.33056; 23.77778
Country Finland
RegionLapland
Sub-regionFell Lapland sub-region
Charter1867
Government
 • Municipal managerHeikki Havanka
Area
 (2018-01-01)[1]
 • Total2,617.87 km2 (1,010.77 sq mi)
 • Land2,558.61 km2 (987.88 sq mi)
 • Water59.15 km2 (22.84 sq mi)
Area rank21st largest in Finland
Population
(2019-01-31)[2]
 • Total3,819
 • Rank204th largest in Finland
 • Density1.49/km2 (3.9/sq mi)
Population by native language
 • Finnish98.5% (official)
 • Swedish0.7%
 • Sami0.1%
 • Others0.8%
Population by age
 • 0 to 1413.1%
 • 15 to 6466.6%
 • 65 or older20.2%
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]20%
Websitewww.kolari.fi

Kolari is a municipality of Finland at the Swedish border, which follows the Torne River, the longest free-flowing river in Europe.

It is located in the province of Lapland. The municipality has a population of 3,819 (31 January 2019)[2] and covers an area of 2,617.87 square kilometres (1,010.77 sq mi) of which 59.15 km2 (22.84 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 1.49 inhabitants per square kilometre (3.9/sq mi). Kolari railway station is the northernmost station in Finland.

The municipality is unilingually Finnish. The name means colliery: forestry, mining and charcoal burning have historically been important industries in the municipality.

Ylläs, one of the most popular ski resorts in Finland, is located in Kolari. The area also features the country's largest bog with a thousand-year-old forest.

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 "Suomen virallinen tilasto (SVT): Väestön ennakkotilasto [verkkojulkaisu]. Tammikuu 2019" (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  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 Kolari at Wikimedia Commons