Ristiina

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Ristiina
Former municipality
Ristiinan kunta
Ristiina Church
Ristiina Church
Coat of arms of Ristiina
Coat of arms
Location of Ristiina in Finland
Location of Ristiina in Finland
Coordinates: 61°30.5′N 027°15.5′E / 61.5083°N 27.2583°E / 61.5083; 27.2583Coordinates: 61°30.5′N 027°15.5′E / 61.5083°N 27.2583°E / 61.5083; 27.2583
Country Finland
Region Southern Savonia
Sub-region Mikkeli sub-region
Charter 1649
Part of Mikkeli city 2013-01-01
Government
 • Municipal manager Virpi Siekkinen
Area[1]
 • Total 742.02 km2 (286.50 sq mi)
 • Land 566.15 km2 (218.59 sq mi)
 • Water 175.87 km2 (67.90 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2012)[2]
 • Total 4,856
 • Density 8.58/km2 (22.2/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Website www.ristiina.fi

Ristiina was a municipality of Finland. It was founded in 1649 and it was named after Kristina Stenbock, the wife of Governor General and Count Per Brahe. From the beginning of the year 2013 is a part of Mikkeli city.

Ristiina is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the Southern Savonia region. The municipality has a population of 4,856 (31 December 2012)[2] and covers an area of 742.02 square kilometres (286.50 sq mi) of which 175.87 km2 (67.90 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 8.5772/km2 (22.2149/sq mi).

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.[3] The municipality has previously also been known as "Kristina" in Swedish documents, but is today referred to as "Ristiina" also in Swedish.[4]

References[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 31.1.2012" (in Finnish and Swedish). Population Register Center of Finland. Retrieved 11 February 2014. 
  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. ^ Kotimaisten kielten tutkimuskeskus :: Kuntien nimet

External links[edit]

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