Location of Pelkosenniemi in Finland
|Coordinates: 67°06.5′N 027°31′E / 67.1083°N 27.517°ECoordinates: 67°06.5′N 027°31′E / 67.1083°N 27.517°E|
|Sub-region||Eastern Lapland sub-region|
|• Municipal manager||Pertti Severinkangas|
|• Total||1,881.73 km2 (726.54 sq mi)|
|• Land||1,836.33 km2 (709.01 sq mi)|
|• Water||45.4 km2 (17.5 sq mi)|
|Area rank||46th largest in Finland|
|• Rank||322nd largest in Finland|
|• Density||0.52/km2 (1.3/sq mi)|
|Population by native language|
|• Finnish||99.8% (official)|
|Population by age|
|• 0 to 14||9.8%|
|• 15 to 64||64.8%|
|• 65 or older||25.4%|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
|• Summer (DST)||EEST (UTC+3)|
|Municipal tax rate||20.5%|
Pelkosenniemi is located in the province of Lapland. The municipality has a population of 962 (31 March 2016) and covers an area of 1,881.73 square kilometres (726.54 sq mi) of which 45.4 km2 (17.5 sq mi) is water. The population density is 0.52 inhabitants per square kilometre (1.3/sq mi). Neighbour municipalities are Kemijärvi, Rovaniemi, Salla, Savukoski and Sodankylä.
The municipality is unilingually Finnish and in 2000 was the last remaining municipality in Finland to have its entire population consist of native speakers of Finnish. As of 2010 there were two native speakers of other languages in Pelkosenniemi.
- "Area by municipality as of 1 January 2011" (PDF) (in Finnish and Swedish). Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 9 March 2011.
- "Ennakkoväkiluku sukupuolen mukaan alueittain, maaliskuu.2016" (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 31 March 2016.
- "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.
- "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.
- "List of municipal and parish tax rates in 2011". Tax Administration of Finland. 29 November 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
Media related to Pelkosenniemi at Wikimedia Commons
- Municipality of Pelkosenniemi – Official website