This article is about the municipality of Finland. For the minor locality in Övertorneå Municipality, Sweden, see Pello, Övertorneå.
Pellon kunta

Coat of arms

Location of Pello in Finland
Coordinates: 66°46.5′N 023°58′E / 66.7750°N 23.967°E / 66.7750; 23.967Coordinates: 66°46.5′N 023°58′E / 66.7750°N 23.967°E / 66.7750; 23.967
Country Finland
Region Lapland
Sub-region Tornio Valley sub-region
Charter 1867
  Municipal manager Sami Baas
Area (2011-01-01)[1]
  Total 1,863.69 km2 (719.57 sq mi)
  Land 1,737.57 km2 (670.88 sq mi)
  Water 126.12 km2 (48.70 sq mi)
Area rank 48th largest in Finland
Elevation 64 m (210 ft)
Population (2016-03-31)[2]
  Total 3,615
  Rank 215th largest in Finland
  Density 2.08/km2 (5.4/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
  Finnish 99.3% (official)
  Swedish 0.2%
  Sami 0.1%
  Others 0.4%
Population by age[4]
  0 to 14 11.6%
  15 to 64 61.4%
  65 or older 27%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
  Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 20.25%

Pello (formerly Turtola) is a municipality of Finland.

It is located approximately 20 kilometres (12 mi) north of the Arctic Circle in the western part of the province of Lapland, and is part of the Lapland region. The municipality is on the national border with Sweden, by the Tornionjoki-river. The municipality has a population of 3,615 (31 March 2016)[2] and covers an area of 1,863.69 square kilometres (719.57 sq mi) of which 126.12 km2 (48.70 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 2.08 inhabitants per square kilometre (5.4/sq mi).

The municipality is unilingually Finnish, according to the legal definition in Finland.


  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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