Tervola is a municipality of Finland.

Tervolan kunta
Tervola kommun
Tervola Church
Tervola Church
Coat of arms of Tervola
Location of Tervola in Finland
Location of Tervola in Finland
Coordinates: 66°05′20″N 024°48′40″E / 66.08889°N 24.81111°E / 66.08889; 24.81111
Country Finland
 • Municipal managerMika Simoska
 • Total1,592.03 km2 (614.69 sq mi)
 • Land1,561.72 km2 (602.98 sq mi)
 • Water32.66 km2 (12.61 sq mi)
 • Rank41st largest in Finland
 • Total2,877
 • Rank225th largest in Finland
 • Density1.84/km2 (4.8/sq mi)
Population by native language
 • Finnish99.5% (official)
 • Swedish0.1%
 • Others0.5%
Population by age
 • 0 to 1415.4%
 • 15 to 6454.9%
 • 65 or older29.6%
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+03:00 (EEST)

It is located in the province of Lapland, Finland. The municipality has a population of 2,877 (28 February 2023)[2] and covers an area of 1,592.03 square kilometres (614.69 sq mi) of which 32.66 km2 (12.61 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 1.84 inhabitants per square kilometre (4.8/sq mi).

Neighbour municipalities are Keminmaa, Ranua, Rovaniemi, Simo, Tornio and Ylitornio.

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.


Tervola is named after its first Finnish settler, a Savonian named Olli Paavonpoika Tervonen, mentioned on a tax list from the year 1579. The part of the Kemijoki between Paakkola and Rovaniemi was essentially uninhabited before his family's arrival.

The area was originally subordinate to Kemi, becoming a chapel community in 1627 under the name Lapinniemi, while the settlement name Tervola was first mentioned in 1796. Tervola became an independent parish in 1860.[6]


  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, 2022M01*-2023M02*". StatFin (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 4 April 2023.
  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. ^ a b "Luettelo kuntien ja seurakuntien tuloveroprosenteista vuonna 2023". Tax Administration of Finland. 14 November 2022. Retrieved 7 May 2023.
  6. ^ "SuomalainenPaikannimikirja_e-kirja_kuvallinen.pdf" (PDF). kaino.kotus.fi (in Finnish). p. 455. Retrieved October 2, 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

External linksEdit

  Media related to Tervola at Wikimedia Commons