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Former municipality
Maaningan kunta
Old Vianta channel in Maaninka
Old Vianta channel in Maaninka
Coat of arms of Maaninka
Coat of arms
Location of Maaninka in Finland
Location of Maaninka in Finland
Coordinates: 63°09.5′N 027°18′E / 63.1583°N 27.300°E / 63.1583; 27.300Coordinates: 63°09.5′N 027°18′E / 63.1583°N 27.300°E / 63.1583; 27.300
Country Finland
Region Northern Savonia
Sub-region Kuopio sub-region
Charter 1872
Merged 2015
 • Municipal manager Soile Lahti
 • Total 575.13 km2 (222.06 sq mi)
 • Land 466.51 km2 (180.12 sq mi)
 • Water 108.62 km2 (41.94 sq mi)
Population (2014-11-30)[2]
 • Total 3,747
 • Density 8.03/km2 (20.8/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Maaninka (Swedish: Maninga) is a former municipality in the region of Northern Savonia, in Finland. It was merged with the city of Kuopio on 1 January 2015.

The municipality had a population of 3,747 (30 November 2014)[2] and it covered an area of 575.13 square kilometres (222.06 sq mi) of which 108.62 square kilometres (41.94 sq mi) was water.[1] The population density was 8.03 inhabitants per square kilometre (20.8/sq mi).

The municipality is mostly rugged forestland. The tallest waterfall in Finland, at 36 metres (118 ft) high, is located in Maaninka. The site, called Korkeakoski, has been a tourist site since the 19th century.[3]

The municipality was unilingually Finnish.

People born in Maaninka[edit]



  1. ^ a b "Area by municipality as of 1 January 2011" (PDF) (in Finnish and Swedish). Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 9 March 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "VÄESTÖTIETOJÄRJESTELMÄ REKISTERITILANNE 30.11.2014" (in Finnish and Swedish). Population Register Center of Finland. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 29 December 2014. 
  3. ^ Korkeakoski. Suomen vesiputoukset ("Waterfalls of Finland").

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