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Posion kunta
Posio kommun
Ice wall at Korouoma
Ice wall at Korouoma
Coat of arms of Posio
Location of Posio in Finland
Location of Posio in Finland
Coordinates: 66°06.5′N 028°10′E / 66.1083°N 28.167°E / 66.1083; 28.167Coordinates: 66°06.5′N 028°10′E / 66.1083°N 28.167°E / 66.1083; 28.167
Country Finland
Sub-regionEastern Lapland sub-region
 • Municipal managerHeli Knutars
 • Total3,544.90 km2 (1,368.69 sq mi)
 • Land3,038.81 km2 (1,173.29 sq mi)
 • Water506.14 km2 (195.42 sq mi)
Area rank16th largest in Finland
 • Total3,107
 • Rank214th largest in Finland
 • Density1.02/km2 (2.6/sq mi)
Population by native language
 • Finnish99.5% (official)
 • Swedish0.1%
 • Others0.4%
Population by age
 • 0 to 148.3%
 • 15 to 6450.5%
 • 65 or older41.2%
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+03:00 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]21.75%

Posio is a municipality of Finland. It is located in the province of Lapland. The municipality has a population of 3,107 (31 March 2021)[2] and covers an area of 3,544.90 square kilometres (1,368.69 sq mi) of which 506.14 km2 (195.42 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 1.02 inhabitants per square kilometre (2.6/sq mi). Neighbour municipalities are Rovaniemi, Kemijärvi, Ranua, Salla, Kuusamo, Taivalkoski and Pudasjärvi.

The municipality has a single language, Finnish.

Major employers in Posio are the municipality itself, a major pottery manufacturer Pentik and agriculture (especially dairy farming).

The European route E63 runs through the northern-eastern parts of the municipality.

Korouoma canyon and natural reserve is located in Posio.

Sights and events[edit]

Posio's most renowned attractions are the Pentik-mäki Culture Centre, Riisitunturi National Park, Korouoma Nature Reserve, and the clear waters of lakes Kitkajärvi and Livojärvi. There are also many outdoor recreational things to do in Posio.

The world's northernmost ceramics factory is located in Posio. Pentik Oy interior design company was established in 1971 by Anu and Topi Pentikäinen.

Regular events in Posio are the Posio Fair, the amateur theatre event Teatterihelinät, and the Traditional Fish Fair Market (Muikkumarkkinat) in July.



  1. ^ a b "Area of Finnish Municipalities 1.1.2018" (PDF). National Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Preliminary population structure by area, 2021M01*-2021M03*". StatFin (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 2 May 2021.
  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 (1-year) and sex by area and the regional division of each statistical reference year, 2003-2020". StatFin. Statistics Finland. Retrieved 2 May 2021.
  5. ^ "List of municipal and parish tax rates in 2021" (PDF). Tax Administration of Finland. 1 December 2020. Retrieved 10 April 2021.

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