Lieksa

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Lieksa
Town
Lieksan kaupunki
Lieksa.jpg
Coat of arms of Lieksa
Coat of arms
Location of Lieksa in Finland
Location of Lieksa in Finland
Coordinates: 63°19′N 030°01′E / 63.317°N 30.017°E / 63.317; 30.017Coordinates: 63°19′N 030°01′E / 63.317°N 30.017°E / 63.317; 30.017
Country Finland
RegionNorth Karelia
Sub-regionPielinen Karelia sub-region
Charter1973
Government
 • Town managerEsko Lehto, Tino Timonen
Area
 (2018-01-01)[1]
 • Total4,067.60 km2 (1,570.51 sq mi)
 • Land3,418.46 km2 (1,319.87 sq mi)
 • Water649.14 km2 (250.63 sq mi)
Area rank15th largest in Finland
Population
(2018-08-31)[2]
 • Total11,157
 • Rank87th largest in Finland
 • Density3.26/km2 (8.4/sq mi)
Population by native language
 • Finnish98.9% (official)
 • Swedish0.1%
 • Others1%
Population by age
 • 0 to 1411.7%
 • 15 to 6462.5%
 • 65 or older25.8%
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]19.5%
Websitewww.lieksa.fi

Lieksa is a town and municipality of Finland.

It is located in the North Karelia region. The municipality has a population of 11,157 (31 August 2018)[2] and covers an area of 4,067.60 square kilometres (1,570.51 sq mi) of which 649.14 km2 (250.63 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 3.26 inhabitants per square kilometre (8.4/sq mi). Neighbouring municipalities are Ilomantsi, Joensuu, Juuka, Kontiolahti, Kuhmo and Nurmes.

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

The town of Lieksa was established in 1973 when the Market town of Lieksa and the Municipality of Pielisjärvi were consolidated.

Notable natives[edit]

Surnames[edit]

The most common surnames in Lieksa and their frequencies as of 2014:[6]

See also[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.
  6. ^ Most common surnames in Lieksa

External links[edit]

Media related to Lieksa at Wikimedia Commons