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Miehikkälä is a municipality of Finland.

Miehikkälä
Municipality
Miehikkälän kunta
Coat of arms of Miehikkälä
Coat of arms
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
Region Kymenlaakso
Sub-region Kotka–Hamina sub-region
Charter 1887
Government
 • Municipal manager Markku J. Forss
Area (2018-01-01)[1]
 • Total 440.34 km2 (170.02 sq mi)
 • Land 422.17 km2 (163.00 sq mi)
 • Water 18.18 km2 (7.02 sq mi)
Area rank 199th largest in Finland
Population (2017-08-31)[2]
 • Total 2,008
 • Rank 266th largest in Finland
 • Density 4.76/km2 (12.3/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Finnish 96.2% (official)
 • Swedish 0.2%
 • Others 3.6%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 13%
 • 15 to 64 58.2%
 • 65 or older 28.7%
Time zone UTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+3 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5] 19.5%
Climate Dfb
Website www.miehikkala.fi

It is located in the province of Southern Finland and is part of the Kymenlaakso region. The municipality has a population of 2,008 (31 August 2017)[2] and 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 4.76 inhabitants per square kilometre (12.3/sq mi).

Neighbouring municipalities are Hamina, Kouvola, Lappeenranta, Luumäki and Virolahti.

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Area of Finnish Municipalities 1.1.2018" (PDF). National Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 30 January 2018. 
  2. ^ a b "Ennakkoväkiluku sukupuolen mukaan alueittain, elokuu 2017" (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 18 October 2017. 
  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. 

External linksEdit

  Media related to Miehikkälä at Wikimedia Commons