Posio

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Posio
Municipality
Posion kunta
Posio kommun
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Ice wall at Korouoma
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Coat of arms
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Location of Posio in Finland
Coordinates: 66°06.5′N028°10′E / 66.1083°N 28.167°E / 66.1083; 28.167 Coordinates: 66°06.5′N028°10′E / 66.1083°N 28.167°E / 66.1083; 28.167
CountryFlag of Finland.svg  Finland
Region Lapland
Sub-region Eastern Lapland sub-region
Charter 1926
SeatAhola
Government
  Municipal managerHeli Knutars
Area
 (2018-01-01) [1]
  Total3,544.90 km2 (1,368.69 sq mi)
  Land3,038.81 km2 (1,173.29 sq mi)
  Water506.14 km2 (195.42 sq mi)
Area rank 16th largest in Finland
Population
 (2019-01-31) [2]
  Total3,242
  Rank 215th largest in Finland
  Density1.07/km2 (2.8/sq mi)
Population by native language
[3]
   Finnish 99.5% (official)
   Swedish 0.1%
  Others0.4%
Population by age
[4]
  0 to 1412.5%
  15 to 6463.2%
  65 or older24.3%
Time zone UTC+02:00 (EET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+03:00 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate [5] 20.5%
Website www.posiolapland.com

Posio is a municipality of Finland. It is located in the province of Lapland. The municipality has a population of 3,242 (31 January 2019) [2] and covers an area of 3,544.90 square kilometres (1,368.69 sq mi) of which 506.14 km2 (195.42 sq mi) is water. [1] The population density is 1.07 inhabitants per square kilometre (2.8/sq mi). Neighbour municipalities are Rovaniemi, Kemijärvi, Ranua, Salla, Kuusamo, Taivalkoski and Pudasjärvi.

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The municipality has a single language, Finnish.

Major employers in Posio are the municipality itself, a major pottery manufacturer Pentik and agriculture (especially dairy farming).

The European route E63 runs through the northern-eastern parts of the municipality.

Korouoma canyon and natural reserve is located in Posio.

Sights and events

Posio's most renowned attractions are the Pentik-mäki Culture Centre, Riisitunturi National Park, Korouoma Nature Reserve, and the clear waters of lakes Kitkajärvi and Livojärvi. There are also many outdoor recreational things to do in Posio.

The world's northernmost ceramics factory is located in Posio. Pentik Oy interior design company was established in 1971 by Anu and Topi Pentikäinen.

Regular events in Posio are the Posio Fair, the amateur theatre event Teatterihelinät, and the Traditional Fish Fair Market (Muikkumarkkinat) in July.

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References

  1. 1 2 "Area of Finnish Municipalities 1.1.2018" (PDF). National Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  2. 1 2 "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.