Pelkosenniemen kunta

Pelkosenniemi Church

Coat of arms

Location of Pelkosenniemi in Finland
Coordinates: 67°06.5′N 027°31′E / 67.1083°N 27.517°E / 67.1083; 27.517Coordinates: 67°06.5′N 027°31′E / 67.1083°N 27.517°E / 67.1083; 27.517
Country Finland
Region Lapland
Sub-region Eastern Lapland sub-region
Charter 1916
  Municipal manager Pertti Severinkangas
Area (2011-01-01)[1]
  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
Population (2016-03-31)[2]
  Total 962
  Rank 322nd largest in Finland
  Density 0.52/km2 (1.3/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
  Finnish 99.8% (official)
  Sami 0.1%
  Others 0.1%
Population by age[4]
  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[5] 20.5%

Pelkosenniemi (Inari Sami: Pelkosnjargâ) is a municipality of Finland.

Pelkosenniemi is located in the province of Lapland. The municipality has a population of 962 (31 March 2016)[2] 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.[1] 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.



  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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