Ylitornio (Swedish: Övertorneå; Northern Sami: Badje-Duortnus; Inari Sami: Pajetuárnus) is a municipality of Finland.

Ylitornion kunta
Övertorneå kommun
Ylitornio welcome sign
Ylitornio welcome sign
Coat of arms of Ylitornio
Location of Ylitornio in Finland
Location of Ylitornio in Finland
Coordinates: 66°19′N 023°40′E / 66.317°N 23.667°E / 66.317; 23.667Coordinates: 66°19′N 023°40′E / 66.317°N 23.667°E / 66.317; 23.667
Country Finland
Sub-regionTornio Valley sub-region
 • Municipal managerTuomo Karjalainen
 • Total2,212.47 km2 (854.24 sq mi)
 • Land2,028.86 km2 (783.35 sq mi)
 • Water183.83 km2 (70.98 sq mi)
Area rank29th largest in Finland
 • Total3,875
 • Rank198th largest in Finland
 • Density1.91/km2 (4.9/sq mi)
Population by native language
 • Finnish99.3% (official)
 • Swedish0.3%
 • Sami0.1%
 • Others0.3%
Population by age
 • 0 to 149.8%
 • 15 to 6451.6%
 • 65 or older38.5%
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+03:00 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]20%

It is located in the province of Lapland along the Tornio River, opposite the Swedish town of Övertorneå about 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) by road to its northwest. The two localities are connected by an international bridge that goes between Övertorneå through an island and enters Finland in a rural portion of Ylitornio's municipality, about 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) north of town. Literally translated to English the two locations would be called Upper Tornio.

The municipality has a population of 3,875 (31 March 2021)[2] and covers an area of 2,212.47 square kilometres (854.24 sq mi) of which 183.83 km2 (70.98 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 1.91 inhabitants per square kilometre (4.9/sq mi).

The municipality is unilingually Finnish in contrast to much of far-western Finland. Finland is officially bilingual.

A unique ski flying hill project has been presented. The inruns of the hills will be through a mountain inside a pipe tunnel.[1]


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  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*-2021M03*". StatFin (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 2 May 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 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.

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