Iitti

Iitti (Swedish: Itis) is a municipality of Finland.

Iitti

Itis
Municipality
Iitin kunta
Itis kommun
Church

Coat of arms
Location of Iitti in Finland
Coordinates: 60°53′N 026°20′E
Country Finland
RegionKymenlaakso
Sub-regionKouvola sub-region
Charter1865
Government
  Municipality managerRiku Rönnholm
Area
 (2018-01-01)[1]
  Total687.09 km2 (265.29 sq mi)
  Land589.81 km2 (227.73 sq mi)
  Water97.27 km2 (37.56 sq mi)
Area rank142nd largest in Finland
Population
 (2019-01-31)[2]
  Total6,756
  Rank141st largest in Finland
  Density11.45/km2 (29.7/sq mi)
Population by native language
  Finnish98.8% (official)
  Swedish0.3%
  Others0.8%
Population by age
  0 to 1414.7%
  15 to 6463.3%
  65 or older22%
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+03:00 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]18.5%
ClimateDfc
Websitewww.iitti.fi

It is located in the province of Southern Finland and is part of the Kymenlaakso region. The municipality has a population of 6,756 (31 January 2019)[2] and covers an area of 687.09 square kilometres (265.29 sq mi) of which 97.27 km2 (37.56 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 11.45 inhabitants per square kilometre (29.7/sq mi).

Neighbour municipalities are Heinola, Kouvola, Lapinjärvi, Lahti and Orimattila.

In 1990, the center of Iitti, which surrounds the old parish church, was voted the most attractive kirkonkylä ("church village") in Finland.

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

Villages

Anttila, Haapakimola, Haapalahti, Isokylä, Jokue, Kalaksue, Kauramaa, Kausala (Kausansaari), Kirkonkylä, Koliseva, Konttila, Koskenniska, Kukonoja, Kuukso, Kuusanniemi, Kymentaka (Kymentausta), Kyrönkylä, Kyöperilä, Leppäniemi, Lyöttilä, Mankala, Maunuksela, Muikkula, Munakallio, Niinimäki, Nirvinen, Parikka, Perheniemi, Piilahti, Puolakka, Pyörylä, Radansuu, Ruokoniemi, Saaranen, Savijoki, Siikakoski, Sitikkala, Säkkilänmaa, Säyhtee, Sääskjärvi, Taasia, Tapola, Tillola, Vuolenkoski and Väärtti.

Notable residents

  • Media related to Iitti at Wikimedia Commons
  • Municipality of Iitti – Official website Finnish, Swedish, English and German languages

References

  1. "Area of Finnish Municipalities 1.1.2018" (PDF). National Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  2. "Suomen virallinen tilasto (SVT): Väestön ennakkotilasto [verkkojulkaisu]. Tammikuu 2019" (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  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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