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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
RegionKymenlaakso
Sub-regionKotka–Hamina sub-region
Charter1887
Government
 • Municipal managerMarkku J. Forss
Area
 (2018-01-01)[1]
 • Total440.34 km2 (170.02 sq mi)
 • Land422.17 km2 (163.00 sq mi)
 • Water18.18 km2 (7.02 sq mi)
Area rank199th largest in Finland
Population
(2018-08-31)[2]
 • Total1,949
 • Rank266th largest in Finland
 • Density4.62/km2 (12.0/sq mi)
Population by native language
 • Finnish96.2% (official)
 • Swedish0.2%
 • Others3.6%
Population by age
 • 0 to 1413%
 • 15 to 6458.2%
 • 65 or older28.7%
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]19.5%
ClimateDfb
Websitewww.miehikkala.fi

It is located in the province of Southern Finland and is part of the Kymenlaakso region. The municipality has a population of 1,949 (31 August 2018)[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 4.62 inhabitants per square kilometre (12.0/sq mi).

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

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

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PeopleEdit

SurnamesEdit

The most common surnames in Miehikkälä and their frequencies as of 2014:[6]

  • 1. Husu (1:41)
  • 2. Takanen (1:56)
  • 3. Peltola (1:60)
  • 3. Ruoppa (1:60)
  • 5. Kivelä (1:61)
  • 6. Hostikka (1:63)
  • 7. Kurko (1:79)
  • 7. Lahti (1:79)
  • 9. Korpela (1:83)
  • 10. Harju (1:87)

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 kuukausittain sukupuolen mukaan alueittain, elokuu 2018" (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 21 October 2018.
  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.
  6. ^ Most common surnames in Miehikkälä

External linksEdit

  Media related to Miehikkälä at Wikimedia Commons