Former municipality
Alatornion kunta

Alatornio Church (1797)

Coat of arms

Location of Alatornio in Finland
Coordinates: 65°49′33″N 024°10′04″E / 65.82583°N 24.16778°E / 65.82583; 24.16778Coordinates: 65°49′33″N 024°10′04″E / 65.82583°N 24.16778°E / 65.82583; 24.16778
Country Finland
Region Lapland
Consolidated 1973
  Land 927.4 km2 (358.1 sq mi)
Population (1970)[1]
  Total 8,575
  Density 9.25/km2 (24.0/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
  Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Alatornio (Swedish: Nedertorneå) is a former municipality in the province of Lapland, Finland. It was annexed with Tornio in 1973. The 1970, Alatornio had a population of 8,575 people.[1]

Alatornio Church was built in 1797 in the neoclassical style, replacing older buildings which have existed since at least the 14th century. Remnants of a medieval church built in the 15th century can be seen opposite the main entrance today. The church is protected as part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site.[2]

Notable people


  1. 1 2 Statistical Yearbook of Finland 1971 Statistics Finland. Retrieved 23 July 2014.
  2. "Alatornio Church". Retrieved 13 September 2016.
  3. Wallenius-Korkalo, Sandra (8 April 2016). Progress or Perish: Northern Perspectives on Social Change. Routledge. p. 49. ISBN 978-1-317-07527-1.
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