Siikajoki

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Siikajoki
Municipality
Siikajoen kunta
Siikajoki Church
Siikajoki Church
Coat of arms of Siikajoki
Coat of arms
Location of Siikajoki in Finland
Location of Siikajoki in Finland
Coordinates: 64°40′N 025°06′E / 64.667°N 25.100°E / 64.667; 25.100Coordinates: 64°40′N 025°06′E / 64.667°N 25.100°E / 64.667; 25.100
Country Finland
RegionNorthern Ostrobothnia
Sub-regionRaahe sub-region
Charter1868
SeatRuukki
Government
 • Municipality managerKaisu Tuomi
Area (2018-01-01)[1]
 • Total1,653.89 km2 (638.57 sq mi)
 • Land1,052.02 km2 (406.19 sq mi)
 • Water601.94 km2 (232.41 sq mi)
Area rank74th largest in Finland
Population (2018-08-31)[2]
 • Total5,304
 • Rank167th largest in Finland
 • Density5.04/km2 (13.1/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Finnish97.8% (official)
 • Swedish0.1%
 • Others2%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 1421.8%
 • 15 to 6462.4%
 • 65 or older15.8%
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]20%
Websitewww.siikajoki.fi

Siikajoki is a municipality of Finland. It is part of the Northern Ostrobothnia region. The municipality has a population of 5,304 (31 August 2018)[2] and covers an area of 1,653.89 square kilometres (638.57 sq mi) of which 601.94 km2 (232.41 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 5.04 inhabitants per square kilometre (13.1/sq mi). Neighbour municipalities are Hailuoto, Liminka, Lumijoki, Raahe and Siikalatva.

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

History[edit]

The current municipality of Siikajoki consists of three previous municipalities of Paavola and Revonlahti, that were merged into the municipality of Ruukki in 1973, and the municipality of Siikajoki founded in 1868. The municipalities of Ruukki and Siikajoki were disbanded and replaced by the new municipality of Siikajoki on January 1, 2007.

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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 Siikajoki at Wikimedia Commons