The childhood home of author Kalle Päätalo has become one of the most visited tourist attractions in Taivalkoski.
Location of Taivalkoski in Finland
|Coordinates: 65°34.5′N 028°14.5′E / 65.5750°N 28.2417°ECoordinates: 65°34.5′N 028°14.5′E / 65.5750°N 28.2417°E|
|• Municipal manager||Jukka Mikkonen|
|• Total||2,650.63 km2 (1,023.41 sq mi)|
|• Land||2,438.04 km2 (941.33 sq mi)|
|• Water||212.59 km2 (82.08 sq mi)|
|Area rank||26th largest in Finland|
|• Rank||206th largest in Finland|
|• Density||1.72/km2 (4.5/sq mi)|
|Population by native language|
|• Finnish||99% (official)|
|Population by age|
|• 0 to 14||18.1%|
|• 15 to 64||62.8%|
|• 65 or older||19.1%|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
|• Summer (DST)||EEST (UTC+3)|
|Municipal tax rate||19.75%|
The municipality has a population of 4,187 (31 March 2016) and covers an area of 2,650.63 square kilometres (1,023.41 sq mi) of which 212.59 km2 (82.08 sq mi) is water. The population density is 1.72 inhabitants per square kilometre (4.5/sq mi).
The municipality is unilingually Finnish. Neighbour municipalities are Kuusamo, Posio, Pudasjärvi and Suomussalmi.
The Iijoki river runs through the centre of the village.
Twin towns — Sister cities
- Illuka Parish, Estonia
- "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.
- "Väliskoostöö" (in Estonian). Illuka vald. Retrieved 21 March 2011.
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