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Alatornio – Nedertorneå
Former municipality
Alatornion kunta
Nedertorneå kommun
Alatornio Church (1797)
Alatornio Church (1797)
Coat of arms of Alatornio
Location of Alatornio in Finland
Location of Alatornio in Finland
Coordinates: 65°49′33″N 024°10′04″E / 65.82583°N 24.16778°E / 65.82583; 24.16778Coordinates: 65°49′33″N 024°10′04″E / 65.82583°N 24.16778°E / 65.82583; 24.16778
 • Land927.4 km2 (358.1 sq mi)
 • Total8,575
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

Alatornio (Swedish: Nedertorneå) is a former municipality in the province of Lapland, Finland. It was annexed with Tornio in 1973. The 1970, Alatornio had a population of 8,575 people.[1]

Alatornio Church was built in 1797 in the neoclassical style, replacing older buildings which have existed since at least the 14th century. Remnants of a medieval church built in the 15th century can be seen opposite the main entrance today. The church is protected as part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site.[2]

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ a b Statistical Yearbook of Finland 1971 Statistics Finland. Retrieved 23 July 2014.
  2. ^ "Alatornio Church". Archived from the original on 19 September 2016. Retrieved 13 September 2016.
  3. ^ Wallenius-Korkalo, Sandra (8 April 2016). Progress or Perish: Northern Perspectives on Social Change. Routledge. p. 49. ISBN 978-1-317-07527-1.