Ranua

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Ranua
Municipality
Ranuan kunta
Ranua kommun
Ranua Church
Ranua Church
Coat of arms of Ranua
Location of Ranua in Finland
Location of Ranua in Finland
Coordinates: 65°56′N 026°31′E / 65.933°N 26.517°E / 65.933; 26.517Coordinates: 65°56′N 026°31′E / 65.933°N 26.517°E / 65.933; 26.517
Country Finland
RegionLapland
Sub-regionRovaniemi sub-region
Charter1917
Government
 • Municipal managerKimmo Sarapää
Area
 (2018-01-01)[1]
 • Total3,694.79 km2 (1,426.57 sq mi)
 • Land3,453.73 km2 (1,333.49 sq mi)
 • Water241.09 km2 (93.09 sq mi)
Area rank14th largest in Finland
Population
 (2021-03-31)[2]
 • Total3,690
 • Rank202nd largest in Finland
 • Density1.07/km2 (2.8/sq mi)
Population by native language
 • Finnish99.8% (official)
 • Others0.2%
Population by age
 • 0 to 1417.5%
 • 15 to 6452.8%
 • 65 or older29.7%
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+03:00 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]19.75%
Websitewww.ranua.fi

Ranua is a municipality of Finland.

It is located in the province of Lapland. The municipality has a population of 3,690 (31 March 2021)[2] and covers an area of 3,694.79 square kilometres (1,426.57 sq mi) of which 241.09 km2 (93.09 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 1.07 inhabitants per square kilometre (2.8/sq mi).

Neighbouring municipalities are Ii, Simo, Tervola, Rovaniemi, Posio and Pudasjärvi.

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

Villages[edit]

Villages within the municipality of Ranua are inclusive of Asmunti, Hosio, Impiö, Kelankylä, Kortteenperä, Kuha, Kuukasjärvi, Mauru, Nuupas, Petäjäjärvi, Pohjaslahti–Piittisjärvi, Portimo, Putkivaara, Raiskio, Rovastinaho, Saariharju, Saukkojärvi, Sääskilahti, Teerivaara, Telkkälä and Tolja.

Nature of Ranua[edit]

There are 569 lakes in Ranua.[6] The biggest of them are lake Ranuanjärvi and lake Simojärvi. There are also quite many rapids and natural salmon living in the rapids.

Tourism[edit]

Perhaps the most well known attraction is the Ranua Zoo, which has many arctic animals, including the polar bear, which is the mascot of the zoo. Ranua Zoo is the only place where you can see a living polar bear in Finland.

Other notable attractions within the municipality of Ranua are inclusive of the Saukkojärvi Local History and School Museum located in the village of Saukkojärvi, Finland, the Hillamarkkinat, Poro Island and the Church of Ranua.

Sister cities[edit]

People[edit]

References[edit]

  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.
  6. ^ The number of lakes in Ranua. Jarviwiki.

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