Ranua

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Ranua
Municipality
Ranuan kunta
Ranua Church
Ranua Church
Coat of arms of Ranua
Coat of arms
Location of Ranua in Finland
Location of Ranua in Finland
Coordinates: 65°56′N 026°31′E / 65.933°N 26.517°E / 65.933; 26.517Coordinates: 65°56′N 026°31′E / 65.933°N 26.517°E / 65.933; 26.517
Country  Finland
Region Lapland
Sub-region Rovaniemi sub-region
Charter 1917
Government
 • Municipal manager Kimmo Sarapää
Area (2018-01-01)[1]
 • Total 3,694.79 km2 (1,426.57 sq mi)
 • Land 3,453.73 km2 (1,333.49 sq mi)
 • Water 241.09 km2 (93.09 sq mi)
Area rank 14th largest in Finland
Population (2017-08-31)[2]
 • Total 3,996
 • Rank 201st largest in Finland
 • Density 1.16/km2 (3.0/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Finnish 99.8% (official)
 • Others 0.2%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 20.6%
 • 15 to 64 60.5%
 • 65 or older 18.9%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 19.25%
Website www.ranua.fi

Ranua is a municipality of Finland.

It is located in the province of Lapland. The municipality has a population of 3,996 (31 August 2017)[2] and covers an area of 3,694.79 square kilometres (1,426.57 sq mi) of which 241.09 km2 (93.09 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 1.16 inhabitants per square kilometre (3.0/sq mi).

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

Villages[edit]

Villages within the municipality of Ranua are inclusive of Asmunti, Hosio, Impiö, Kelankylä, Kortteenperä, Kuha, Kuukasjärvi, Mauru, Nuupas, Petäjäjärvi, Pohjaslahti–Piittisjärvi, Portimo, Putkivaara, Raiskio, Rovastinaho, Saariharju, Saukkojärvi, Sääskilahti, Teerivaara, Telkkälä and Tolja.

Nature of Ranua[edit]

There are 569 lakes in Ranua.[6] The biggest of them are lake Ranuanjärvi and lake Simojärvi. There are also quite many rapids and natural salmon living in the rapids.

Tourism[edit]

Perhaps the most well known attraction is the Ranua Zoo, which has many arctic animals, including the polar bear, which is the mascot of the zoo. Ranua Zoo is the only place where you can see a living polar bear in Finland.

Other notable attractions within the municipality of Ranua are inclusive of the Saukkojärvi Local History and School Museum located in the village of Saukkojärvi, Finland, the Hillamarkkinat, Poro Island and the Church of Ranua.

Sister cities[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 sukupuolen mukaan alueittain, elokuu 2017" (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 18 October 2017. 
  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. ^ The number of lakes in Ranua. Jarviwiki.

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