Location of Lieksa in Finland
|Sub-region||Pielinen Karelia sub-region|
|• Town manager||Esko Lehto, Tino Timonen|
|• Total||4,067.60 km2 (1,570.51 sq mi)|
|• Land||3,418.46 km2 (1,319.87 sq mi)|
|• Water||649.14 km2 (250.63 sq mi)|
|Area rank||15th largest in Finland|
|• Rank||87th largest in Finland|
|• Density||3.24/km2 (8.4/sq mi)|
|Population by native language|
|• Finnish||98.9% (official)|
|Population by age|
|• 0 to 14||11.7%|
|• 15 to 64||62.5%|
|• 65 or older||25.8%|
|Time zone||UTC+2 (EET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+3 (EEST)|
|Municipal tax rate||19.5%|
It is located in the North Karelia region. The municipality has a population of 11,078 (31 January 2019) 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. The population density is 3.24 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.
Populated places within Lieska include:
- Marutei Tsurunen (Japanese: ツルネン・マルテイ or 弦念丸呈, tsurunen marutei), born Martti Turunen in 1940-04-30, the first European-born member of the Diet of Japan.
- Ilmari Juutilainen, the top flying ace of the Finnish Air Force.
- Jorma J. Rissanen, an information theorist.
- Heino Kaski, composer
- Heikki Turunen, author
- "Area of Finnish Municipalities 1.1.2018" (PDF). National Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
- "Suomen virallinen tilasto (SVT): Väestön ennakkotilasto [verkkojulkaisu]. Tammikuu 2019" (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
- "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.
- "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.
- "List of municipal and parish tax rates in 2011". Tax Administration of Finland. 29 November 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
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