Luumäki

Luumäki (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈluːˌmæki]) is a municipality of Finland. Its seat is in Taavetti. It is located in the province of Southern Finland and is part of the South Karelia region. The municipality has a population of 4,529 (31 March 2021)[2] and covers an area of 859.83 square kilometres (331.98 sq mi) of which 109.77 km2 (42.38 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 6.04 inhabitants per square kilometre (15.6/sq mi). The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

Luumäki
Municipality
Luumäen kunta
Luumäki kommun
Luumäki Lutheran Church
Luumäki Lutheran Church
Coat of arms of Luumäki
Location of Luumäki in Finland
Location of Luumäki in Finland
Coordinates: 60°55′N 027°34′E / 60.917°N 27.567°E / 60.917; 27.567Coordinates: 60°55′N 027°34′E / 60.917°N 27.567°E / 60.917; 27.567
Country Finland
RegionSouth Karelia
Sub-regionLappeenranta sub-region
Charter1642
SeatTaavetti
Government
 • Municipal managerAnne Ukkonen
Area
 (2018-01-01)[1]
 • Total859.83 km2 (331.98 sq mi)
 • Land750.06 km2 (289.60 sq mi)
 • Water109.77 km2 (42.38 sq mi)
Area rank112th largest in Finland
Population
 (2021-03-31)[2]
 • Total4,529
 • Rank183rd largest in Finland
 • Density6.04/km2 (15.6/sq mi)
Population by native language
 • Finnish97.6% (official)
 • Swedish0.3%
 • Others2%
Population by age
 • 0 to 1412%
 • 15 to 6453.3%
 • 65 or older34.7%
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+03:00 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]20.25%
ClimateDfc
Websitewww.luumaki.fi

Neighbour municipalities are Hamina, Kouvola, Lappeenranta, Lemi, Miehikkälä and Savitaipale. Lappeenranta is located 38 kilometres (24 mi) from Luumäki.

The president of Finland P. E. Svinhufvud died in Luumäki on February 29, 1944.

Kotkaniemi, a former home of President P. E. Svinhufvud and current museum, in Luumäki

The name Luumäki means literally "Bone Hill". In the Finnish version of the comic strip Bone, the place-name Boneville is translated as Luumäki.

VillagesEdit

Anjala, Antikkala, Askola, Ellola (Ellonen), Haimila, Heikkilä, Heimala, Hietamies, Himottula (Taina), Hirvikallio, Huomola, Huopainen, Husula, Huuhonkylä, Hyyrylä, Iihola, Inkilä, Junttola, Jurvala, Juurikkala (Juurikas), Kannuskoski, Keskinen, Kiurula, Kiviniemi, Kokkola, Kolppola, Kontula, Koskela, Kähölä, Lakkala (Lakka), Laukkala (Laukas), Lensula, Luotola, Marttila (Taavetti), Mentula, Metsola, Multiala, Munne (Munteenkylä), Niemi, Nokkala, Nuppola, Nurmiainen, Okkola, Orkola, Parola, Pitkäpää, Pukkila (Pukki), Pätärilä, Rantala, Saareks, Saarits, Saksala, Salmi, Sarkalahti, Sarvilahti, Siiropää, Sirkjärvi, Suoanttila, Suonpohja, Sydänmaanlakka, Taina, Tapavainola, Taukaniemi, Toikkala, Vainonen, Venäläinen, Viuhkola

Notable peopleEdit


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Area of Finnish Municipalities 1.1.2018" (PDF). National Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved January 30, 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Preliminary population structure by area, 2021M01*-2021M03*". StatFin (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved May 2, 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 March 29, 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 May 2, 2021.
  5. ^ "List of municipal and parish tax rates in 2021" (PDF). Tax Administration of Finland. December 1, 2020. Retrieved April 10, 2021.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Luumäki at Wikimedia Commons