This article is about the Finnish municipality. For other uses, see Kolari (disambiguation).
Kolarin kunta

Lake Kesänki at Ylläs

Coat of arms

Location of Kolari in Finland
Coordinates: 67°19′50″N 023°46′40″E / 67.33056°N 23.77778°E / 67.33056; 23.77778Coordinates: 67°19′50″N 023°46′40″E / 67.33056°N 23.77778°E / 67.33056; 23.77778
Country Finland
Region Lapland
Sub-region Fell Lapland sub-region
Charter 1867
  Municipal manager Heikki Havanka
Area (2011-01-01)[1]
  Total 2,617.76 km2 (1,010.72 sq mi)
  Land 2,558.61 km2 (987.88 sq mi)
  Water 59.15 km2 (22.84 sq mi)
Area rank 27th largest in Finland
Population (2016-03-31)[2]
  Total 3,853
  Rank 225th largest in Finland
  Density 1.51/km2 (3.9/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
  Finnish 98.5% (official)
  Swedish 0.7%
  Sami 0.1%
  Others 0.8%
Population by age[4]
  0 to 14 13.1%
  15 to 64 66.6%
  65 or older 20.2%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
  Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 20%
Website www.kolari.fi

Kolari is a municipality of Finland at the Swedish border, which follows the Torne River, the longest free-flowing river in Europe.

It is located in the province of Lapland. The municipality has a population of 3,853 (31 March 2016)[2] and covers an area of 2,617.76 square kilometres (1,010.72 sq mi) of which 59.15 km2 (22.84 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 1.51 inhabitants per square kilometre (3.9/sq mi). Kolari railway station is the northernmost station in Finland.

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

Ylläs, one of the most popular ski resorts in Finland, is located in Kolari. The area also features the country's largest bog with a thousand-year-old forest.


  1. 1 2 "Area by municipality as of 1 January 2011" (PDF) (in Finnish and Swedish). Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 9 March 2011.
  2. 1 2 "Ennakkoväkiluku sukupuolen mukaan alueittain, maaliskuu.2016" (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 31 March 2016.
  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.

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