Kontiolahti

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Kontiolahti

Kontiolax
Municipality
Kontiolahden kunta
Kontiolax kommun
Coat of arms of Kontiolahti
Coat of arms
Location of Kontiolahti in Finland
Location of Kontiolahti in Finland
Coordinates: 62°46′N 029°51′E / 62.767°N 29.850°E / 62.767; 29.850Coordinates: 62°46′N 029°51′E / 62.767°N 29.850°E / 62.767; 29.850
Country Finland
RegionNorth Karelia
Sub-regionJoensuu sub-region
Charter1873
Government
 • Municipal managerJere Penttilä
Area
 (2018-01-01)[1]
 • Total1,029.82 km2 (397.62 sq mi)
 • Land799.72 km2 (308.77 sq mi)
 • Water230.1 km2 (88.8 sq mi)
Area rank101st largest in Finland
Population
(2018-08-31)[2]
 • Total14,843
 • Rank78th largest in Finland
 • Density18.56/km2 (48.1/sq mi)
Population by native language
 • Finnish98.2% (official)
 • Others1.8%
Population by age
 • 0 to 1422.8%
 • 15 to 6466.1%
 • 65 or older11.1%
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]19.25%
Websitewww.kontiolahti.fi

Kontiolahti (Swedish: Kontiolax) is a municipality of Finland.

It is located in the North Karelia region, about 20 kilometres (12 mi) north of Joensuu. The municipality has a population of 14,843 (31 August 2018)[2] and covers an area of 1,029.82 square kilometres (397.62 sq mi) of which 230.1 km2 (88.8 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 18.56 inhabitants per square kilometre (48.1/sq mi). Neighbouring municipalities are Joensuu, Juuka, Lieksa, Liperi and Polvijärvi.

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

Kontiolahti hosted the Biathlon World Championships in 1990, 1999 and 2015.[6]

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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.
  6. ^ ""Kontiolahden Urheilijat" [Kontiolahti Sports Club]. Kontiolahti: Kontiolahden Urheilijat r.y. Archived from the original on 12 November 2013. Retrieved 17 November 2013.

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