Miehikkälä is a municipality of Finland. It is located in the province of Southern Finland and is part of the Kymenlaakso region. The municipality has a population of 1,835 (31 December 2021),[2] which make it the smallest municipality in Kymenlaakso in terms of population. It covers an area of 440.34 square kilometres (170.02 sq mi) of which 18.18 km2 (7.02 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 4.35 inhabitants per square kilometre (11.3/sq mi).

Miehikkälän kunta
Miehikkälä kommun
Miehikkälä Church
Miehikkälä Church
Coat of arms of Miehikkälä
Location of Miehikkälä in Finland
Location of Miehikkälä in Finland
Coordinates: 60°40′N 027°42′E / 60.667°N 27.700°E / 60.667; 27.700Coordinates: 60°40′N 027°42′E / 60.667°N 27.700°E / 60.667; 27.700
Country Finland
RegionSouthern Finland
Sub-regionKotka–Hamina sub-region
 • Municipal managerMarkku J. Forss
 • Total440.34 km2 (170.02 sq mi)
 • Land422.17 km2 (163.00 sq mi)
 • Water18.18 km2 (7.02 sq mi)
 • Rank199th largest in Finland
 • Total1,835
 • Rank267th largest in Finland
 • Density4.35/km2 (11.3/sq mi)
Population by native language
 • Finnish96.2% (official)
 • Swedish0.2%
 • Others3.6%
Population by age
 • 0 to 1410.1%
 • 15 to 6452.3%
 • 65 or older37.6%
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+03:00 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]20.5%

Neighbouring municipalities are Hamina, Kouvola, Lappeenranta, Luumäki and Virolahti. It is 67 kilometres (42 mi) from Miehikkälä to Kotka and 64 kilometres (40 mi) to Lappeenranta. The municipality is unilingually Finnish. According to Traficom, Miehikkälä is the fourth most motorized municipality in Finland with 629 cars per thousand inhabitants.[6]

The coat of arms of the municipality representing the letter M (which refers to Miehikkälä's name) was designed by Tapio Vallioja in 1956.[7]

Notable peopleEdit


  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*-2021M12*". StatFin (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 2 February 2022.
  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. ^ "Anttilan perheessä tarvitaan liikkumiseen viisi autoa". Yle. 10 February 2020. Retrieved 1 April 2021.
  7. ^ Kymenlaakson kuntien vaakunat (in Finnish)

External linksEdit

  Media related to Miehikkälä at Wikimedia Commons