Kontiolahden kunta

Coat of arms

Location of Kontiolahti in Finland
Coordinates: 62°46′N 029°51′E / 62.767°N 29.850°E / 62.767; 29.850Coordinates: 62°46′N 029°51′E / 62.767°N 29.850°E / 62.767; 29.850
Country Finland
Region North Karelia
Sub-region Joensuu sub-region
Charter 1873
  Municipal manager Jere Penttilä
Area (2011-01-01)[1]
  Total 1,029.82 km2 (397.62 sq mi)
  Land 799.72 km2 (308.77 sq mi)
  Water 230.1 km2 (88.8 sq mi)
Area rank 107th largest in Finland
Population (2016-03-31)[2]
  Total 14,795
  Rank 82nd largest in Finland
  Density 18.5/km2 (48/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
  Finnish 98.2% (official)
  Others 1.8%
Population by age[4]
  0 to 14 22.8%
  15 to 64 66.1%
  65 or older 11.1%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
  Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 19.25%
Website www.kontiolahti.fi

Kontiolahti is a municipality of Finland.

It is located in the North Karelia region, about 20 kilometres (12 mi) north of Joensuu. The municipality has a population of 14,795 (31 March 2016)[2] and covers an area of 1,029.82 square kilometres (397.62 sq mi) of which 230.1 km2 (88.8 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 18.5 inhabitants per square kilometre (48/sq mi).

The municipality is unilingually Finnish. The municipality has previously also been known as "Kontiolax" in Swedish documents, but is today referred to as "Kontiolahti" also in Swedish.[6]

Kontiolahti hosted the Biathlon World Championships in 1990, 1999 and 2015.[7]

See also


  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.
  6. "Kuntien nimet ja niiden taivutus" (in Finnish). Helsinki: Kotimaisten kielten keskus. 8 September 2014. Retrieved 3 January 2015.
  7. ""Kontiolahden Urheilijat" [Kontiolahti Sports Club]. Kontiolahti: Kontiolahden Urheilijat r.y. Retrieved 17 November 2013.

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