For the municipality of Sweden, see Övertorneå Municipality.
Ylitornion kunta

Ylitornio welcome sign

Coat of arms

Location of Ylitornio in Finland
Coordinates: 66°19′N 023°40′E / 66.317°N 23.667°E / 66.317; 23.667Coordinates: 66°19′N 023°40′E / 66.317°N 23.667°E / 66.317; 23.667
Country Finland
Region Lapland
Sub-region Tornio Valley sub-region
Charter 1809
  Municipal manager Tuomo Karjalainen
Area (2011-01-01)[1]
  Total 2,212.69 km2 (854.32 sq mi)
  Land 2,028.86 km2 (783.35 sq mi)
  Water 183.83 km2 (70.98 sq mi)
Area rank 35th largest in Finland
Population (2016-03-31)[2]
  Total 4,265
  Rank 201st largest in Finland
  Density 2.1/km2 (5/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
  Finnish 99.3% (official)
  Swedish 0.3%
  Sami 0.1%
  Others 0.3%
Population by age[4]
  0 to 14 13%
  15 to 64 60%
  65 or older 27%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
  Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 19.25%
Website www.ylitornio.fi

Ylitornio (Northern Sami: Badje-Duortnus, Swedish: Övertorneå) is a municipality of Finland.

It is located in the province of Lapland along the Tornio River, opposite the Swedish town of Övertorneå. The municipality has a population of 4,265 (31 March 2016)[2] and covers an area of 2,212.69 square kilometres (854.32 sq mi) of which 183.83 km2 (70.98 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 2.1 inhabitants per square kilometre (5.4/sq mi).

The municipality is unilingually Finnish in contrast to much of far-western Finland. Finland is officially bilingual.

A unique ski flying hill project has been presented. The inruns of the hills will be through a mountain inside a pipe tunnel.

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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