Kuttura is a small village in Finland, in the southwest corner of the municipality of Inari on the west bank of the Ivalo River next to the Hammastunturi Wilderness Area. At the end of 2005, 21 people lived in the village.[1]

Kuttura  (Finnish)
Village
Kuttura is located in Finland
Kuttura
Kuttura
Location in Finland
Coordinates: 68°24′20″N 26°27′30″E / 68.40556°N 26.45833°E / 68.40556; 26.45833
Country Finland
RegionLapland
MunicipalityInari
Population
 • Total21
The bridge spanning the Ivalo River at Kuttura

HistoryEdit

President Urho Kekkonen visited the village while skiing from Enontekiö to Saariselkä in 1956, at which time the villages raised the issue of having a road to the village. Kekkonen promised to take care of the matter, which he did, and the villagers received their road in 1959. It is said that the road follows the straight line that Kekkonen drew on a map. Kekkonen's visit also gave rise to a placename: Kekkosenoja (Kekkonen's ditch). Until 1994, when a bridge was built, the only way to cross the Ivalo River was by boat.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Statistics[permanent dead link] October 30, 2006. Municipality of Inari. Read March 29, 2007.
  2. ^ Väänänen, Veikko (1994). Hammastunturi: ihmisten erämaa. pp. 100-101. Wildstrack Oy / Metsähallitus Ylä-Lapin luonnonhoitoalue. ISBN 951-47-9842-2.

Coordinates: 68°24′25″N 26°27′34″E / 68.40694°N 26.45944°E / 68.40694; 26.45944