|• Municipal manager||Kimmo Sarapää|
|• Total||3,694.79 km2 (1,426.57 sq mi)|
|• Land||3,453.73 km2 (1,333.49 sq mi)|
|• Water||241.09 km2 (93.09 sq mi)|
|Area rank||14th largest in Finland|
|• Rank||202nd largest in Finland|
|• Density||1.07/km2 (2.8/sq mi)|
|Population by native language|
|• Finnish||99.8% (official)|
|Population by age|
|• 0 to 14||17.5%|
|• 15 to 64||52.8%|
|• 65 or older||29.7%|
|Time zone||UTC+02:00 (EET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+03:00 (EEST)|
|Municipal tax rate||19.75%|
It is located in the province of Lapland. The municipality has a population of 3,690 (31 March 2021) 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. The population density is 1.07 inhabitants per square kilometre (2.8/sq mi).
The municipality is unilingually Finnish.
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
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.
- Eero Lohi (born 1927), Finnish modern pentathlete
- Lauri Impiö (1929–2006), Finnish Lutheran clergyman and politician
- Jouko Kuha (born 1939), Finnish long-distance runner
- Taina Impiö (born 1956), Finnish cross country skier
- Ilkka Koivula (born 1966), Finnish actor
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- The number of lakes in Ranua. Jarviwiki.