Ylitornio

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Ylitornio

Övertorneå
Badje-Duortnus
Municipality
Ylitornion kunta
Övertorneå kommun
Ylitornio welcome sign
Ylitornio welcome sign
Coat of arms of Ylitornio
Coat of arms
Location of Ylitornio in Finland
Location of Ylitornio in Finland
Coordinates: 66°19′N 023°40′E / 66.317°N 23.667°E / 66.317; 23.667Coordinates: 66°19′N 023°40′E / 66.317°N 23.667°E / 66.317; 23.667
Country Finland
RegionLapland
Sub-regionTornio Valley sub-region
Charter1809
Government
 • Municipal managerTuomo Karjalainen
Area
 (2018-01-01)[1]
 • Total2,212.47 km2 (854.24 sq mi)
 • Land2,028.86 km2 (783.35 sq mi)
 • Water183.83 km2 (70.98 sq mi)
Area rank29th largest in Finland
Population
 (2019-01-31)[2]
 • Total4,020
 • Rank195th largest in Finland
 • Density1.98/km2 (5.1/sq mi)
Population by native language
 • Finnish99.3% (official)
 • Swedish0.3%
 • Sami0.1%
 • Others0.3%
Population by age
 • 0 to 1413%
 • 15 to 6460%
 • 65 or older27%
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+03:00 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]19.25%
Websitewww.ylitornio.fi

Ylitornio (Swedish: Övertorneå; Northern Sami: Badje-Duortnus) is a municipality of Finland.

It is located in the province of Lapland along the Tornio River, opposite the Swedish town of Övertorneå about 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) by road to its northwest. The two localities are connected by an international bridge that goes between Övertorneå through an island and enters Finland in a rural portion of Ylitornio's municipality, about 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) north of town. Literally translated to English the two locations would be called Upper Tornio.

The municipality has a population of 4,020 (31 January 2019)[2] and covers an area of 2,212.47 square kilometres (854.24 sq mi) of which 183.83 km2 (70.98 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 1.98 inhabitants per square kilometre (5.1/sq mi).

The municipality is unilingually Finnish in contrast to much of far-western Finland. Finland is officially bilingual.

A unique ski flying hill project has been presented. The inruns of the hills will be through a mountain inside a pipe tunnel.[1]

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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 "Suomen virallinen tilasto (SVT): Väestön ennakkotilasto [verkkojulkaisu]. Tammikuu 2019" (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  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.

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