Luhanka

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Luhanka
Luhango
Municipality
Luhangan kunta
Coat of arms of Luhanka
Coat of arms
Location of Luhanka in Finland
Location of Luhanka in Finland
Coordinates: 61°48′N 025°42′E / 61.800°N 25.700°E / 61.800; 25.700Coordinates: 61°48′N 025°42′E / 61.800°N 25.700°E / 61.800; 25.700
Country  Finland
Region Central Finland
Sub-region Joutsa sub-region
Charter 1864
Government
 • Municipal manager Reijo Urtti
Area (2018-01-01)[1]
 • Total 313.25 km2 (120.95 sq mi)
 • Land 214.52 km2 (82.83 sq mi)
 • Water 98.73 km2 (38.12 sq mi)
Area rank 256th largest in Finland
Population (2017-08-31)[2]
 • Total 734
 • Rank 305th largest in Finland
 • Density 3.42/km2 (8.9/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Finnish 99.6% (official)
 • Swedish 0.1%
 • Others 0.2%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 10.3%
 • 15 to 64 53.8%
 • 65 or older 36%
Time zone UTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+3 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5] 19%
Website www.luhanka.fi

Luhanka is a municipality of Finland.

It is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Central Finland region. The municipality has a population of 734 (31 August 2017)[2] and covers an area of 313.25 square kilometres (120.95 sq mi) of which 98.73 km2 (38.12 sq mi) is water.[1]

The population density is 3.42 inhabitants per square kilometre (8.9/sq mi).

The municipality is unilingually Finnish. The municipality is also been known as "Luhango" in Swedish documents.[6] Neighboring municipalities are Hartola, Joutsa, Jyväskylä, Jämsä, Kuhmoinen and Sysmä.

There are many summertime cottages in Luhanka.

Nature

There are all together 61 lakes in Luhanka. Biggest lakes in Luhanka are Päijänne, Tammijärvi-Hauha and Jutilanjärvi.[7]

Famous people

  • Politician Hertta Kuusinen was born in Luhanka in 1904
  • Writer Kreetta Onkeli has spent childhood in Luhanka
  • Composer Toni Edelmann lives in Luhanka

Gallery

References

  1. ^ a b "Area of Finnish Municipalities 1.1.2018" (PDF). National Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 30 January 2018. 
  2. ^ a b "Ennakkoväkiluku sukupuolen mukaan alueittain, elokuu 2017" (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 18 October 2017.  Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "population_count" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  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. ^ "Svenska ortnamn i Finland" (in Swedish). Research Institute for the Languages of Finland. 25 October 2012. Retrieved 25 October 2012. 
  7. ^ "Luhanka". Järviwiki. Finland's Environmental Administration. 2012. Retrieved 27 February 2012. 

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