For the 2007 film titled Lieksa! in Finnish, see The Matriarch (film).
Lieksan kaupunki

Coat of arms

Location of Lieksa in Finland
Coordinates: 63°19′N 030°01′E / 63.317°N 30.017°E / 63.317; 30.017Coordinates: 63°19′N 030°01′E / 63.317°N 30.017°E / 63.317; 30.017
Country Finland
Region North Karelia
Sub-region Pielinen Karelia sub-region
Charter 1973
  Town manager Esko Lehto
Area (2011-01-01)[1]
  Total 4,067.60 km2 (1,570.51 sq mi)
  Land 3,418.46 km2 (1,319.87 sq mi)
  Water 649.14 km2 (250.63 sq mi)
Area rank 14th largest in Finland
Population (2016-03-31)[2]
  Total 11,739
  Rank 85th largest in Finland
  Density 3.43/km2 (8.9/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
  Finnish 98.9% (official)
  Swedish 0.1%
  Others 1%
Population by age[4]
  0 to 14 11.7%
  15 to 64 62.5%
  65 or older 25.8%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
  Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 19.5%

Lieksa is a town and municipality of Finland.

It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the North Karelia region. The municipality has a population of 11,739 (31 March 2016)[2] and covers an area of 4,067.60 square kilometres (1,570.51 sq mi) of which 649.14 km2 (250.63 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 3.43 inhabitants per square kilometre (8.9/sq mi).

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

The town of Lieksa was established in 1973 when the Market town of Lieksa and the Municipality of Pielisjärvi were consolidated.

Notable natives

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.

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