Luumäki

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Luumäki
Municipality
Luumäen kunta
Luumäki Lutheran Church
Luumäki Lutheran Church
Coat of arms of Luumäki
Coat of arms
Location of Luumäki in Finland
Location of Luumäki in Finland
Coordinates: 60°55′N 027°34′E / 60.917°N 27.567°E / 60.917; 27.567Coordinates: 60°55′N 027°34′E / 60.917°N 27.567°E / 60.917; 27.567
Country Finland
RegionSouth Karelia
Sub-regionLappeenranta sub-region
Charter1642
SeatTaavetti
Government
 • Municipal managerAnne Ukkonen
Area (2018-01-01)[1]
 • Total859.83 km2 (331.98 sq mi)
 • Land750.06 km2 (289.60 sq mi)
 • Water109.77 km2 (42.38 sq mi)
Area rank112th largest in Finland
Population (2018-08-31)[2]
 • Total4,696
 • Rank181st largest in Finland
 • Density6.26/km2 (16.2/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Finnish97.6% (official)
 • Swedish0.3%
 • Others2%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 1413.9%
 • 15 to 6460.9%
 • 65 or older25.2%
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]18%
ClimateDfc
Websitewww.luumaki.fi

Luumäki is a municipality of Finland. Its seat is in Taavetti.

It is located in the province of Southern Finland and is part of the South Karelia region. The municipality has a population of 4,696 (31 August 2018)[2] and covers an area of 859.83 square kilometres (331.98 sq mi) of which 109.77 km2 (42.38 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 6.26 inhabitants per square kilometre (16.2/sq mi). Neighbour municipalities are Hamina, Kouvola, Lappeenranta, Lemi, Miehikkälä and Savitaipale.

The president of Finland Pehr Evind Svinhufvud died in Luumäki on February 29, 1944.

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

The name Luumäki means literally "Bone Hill". In the Finnish version of the comic strip Bone, the place-name Boneville is translated as Luumäki.

Villages[edit]

Anjala, Antikkala, Askola, Ellola (Ellonen), Haimila, Heikkilä, Heimala, Hietamies, Himottula (Taina), Hirvikallio, Huomola, Huopainen, Husula, Hyyrylä, Iihola, Inkilä, Junttola, Jurvala, Juurikkala (Juurikas), Kannuskoski, Keskinen, Kiurula, Kiviniemi, Kokkola, Kolppola, Kontula, Koskela, Kähölä, Lakkala (Lakka), Laukkala (Laukas), Lensula, Luotola, Marttila (Taavetti), Mentula, Metsola, Multiala, Munne (Munteenkylä), Niemi, Nokkala, Nuppola, Nurmiainen, Okkola, Orkola, Parola, Pitkäpää, Pukkila (Pukki), Pätärilä, Rantala, Saareks, Saarits, Saksala, Salmi, Sarkalahti, Sarvilahti, Siiropää, Sirkjärvi, Suoanttila, Suonpohja, Sydänmaanlakka, Taina, Tapavainola, Taukaniemi, Toikkala, Vainonen, Venäläinen, Viuhkola

Notable people[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.

External links[edit]

Media related to Luumäki at Wikimedia Commons