Keminmaa (until 1979 Kemin maalaiskunta) (Inari Sami: Kiemâeennâm; Skolt Sami: Ǩeeʹmmjânnam) is a municipality of Finland.

Keminmaa
Kiemâeennâm
Ǩeeʹmmjânnam
Municipality
Keminmaan kunta
Keminmaa kommun
Keminmaa.jpg
Coat of arms of Keminmaa
Location of Keminmaa in Finland
Location of Keminmaa in Finland
Coordinates: 65°48′N 024°33′E / 65.800°N 24.550°E / 65.800; 24.550Coordinates: 65°48′N 024°33′E / 65.800°N 24.550°E / 65.800; 24.550
Country Finland
RegionLapland
Sub-regionKemi–Tornio sub-region
Government
 • Municipal managerMauri Posio
Area
 (2018-01-01)[1]
 • Total647.24 km2 (249.90 sq mi)
 • Land625.06 km2 (241.34 sq mi)
 • Water20.73 km2 (8.00 sq mi)
Area rank137th largest in Finland
Population
 (2021-03-31)[2]
 • Total7,993
 • Rank123rd largest in Finland
 • Density12.79/km2 (33.1/sq mi)
Population by native language
 • Finnish99.4% (official)
 • Swedish0.1%
 • Others0.4%
Population by age
 • 0 to 1416.7%
 • 15 to 6457.4%
 • 65 or older25.9%
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+03:00 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]21.25%
Websitewww.keminmaa.fi

The municipality has a population of 7,993 (31 March 2021)[2] and covers an area of 647.24 square kilometres (249.90 sq mi) of which 20.73 km2 (8.00 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 12.79 inhabitants per square kilometre (33.1/sq mi).

Neighbouring municipalities are Kemi, Simo, Tervola and Tornio.

VillagesEdit

Hirmula, Ilmola, Itäkoski, Jokisuu, Laurila, Lautiosaari, Liedakkala, Maula, Pörhölä, Ruottala (mostly on Tornio's territory), Sompujärvi, Törmä, Viitakoski.

Coat of armsEdit

Blazon: Gules with a springing Silver salmon, holding a padlock in its mouth.

Notable people from KeminmaaEdit

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Keminmaa
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) −8
(17)
−7
(19)
−2
(28)
3
(37)
10
(50)
16
(60)
18
(65)
16
(61)
11
(51)
4
(39)
−2
(28)
−7
(20)
4
(40)
Average low °C (°F) −16
(4)
−14
(6)
−10
(14)
−4
(24)
2
(36)
8
(47)
11
(52)
9
(48)
4
(40)
−1
(30)
−8
(18)
−14
(7)
−2
(28)
Average precipitation days 25 22 21 16 14 15 15 16 17 21 24 24 230
Source: Weatherbase [6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Area of Finnish Municipalities 1.1.2018" (PDF). National Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Preliminary population structure by area, 2021M01*-2021M03*". StatFin (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 2 May 2021.
  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 (1-year) and sex by area and the regional division of each statistical reference year, 2003-2020". StatFin. Statistics Finland. Retrieved 2 May 2021.
  5. ^ "List of municipal and parish tax rates in 2021" (PDF). Tax Administration of Finland. 1 December 2020. Retrieved 10 April 2021.
  6. ^ "Weatherbase: Historical Weather for Kemi, Finland (closest city on record to Keminmaa, Finland)". Weatherbase. 2013. Retrieved on April 18, 2013.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Keminmaa at Wikimedia Commons