Luhanka

Luhanka (Swedish: Luhanka, also Luhango) is a municipality of Finland.

Luhanka
Municipality
Luhangan kunta
Luhanka kommun

Coat of arms
Location of Luhanka in Finland
Coordinates: 61°48′N 025°42′E
Country Finland
RegionCentral Finland
Sub-regionJoutsa sub-region
Charter1864
Government
  Municipal managerReijo Urtti
Area
 (2018-01-01)[1]
  Total313.25 km2 (120.95 sq mi)
  Land214.52 km2 (82.83 sq mi)
  Water98.73 km2 (38.12 sq mi)
Area rank256th largest in Finland
Population
 (2019-01-31)[2]
  Total707
  Rank305th largest in Finland
  Density3.3/km2 (9/sq mi)
Population by native language
  Finnish99.6% (official)
  Swedish0.1%
  Others0.2%
Population by age
  0 to 1410.3%
  15 to 6453.8%
  65 or older36%
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+03:00 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]19%
Websitewww.luhanka.fi

It is located in the Central Finland region. The municipality has a population of 707 (31 January 2019)[2] and covers an area of 313.25 square kilometres (120.95 sq mi) of which 98.73 km2 (38.12 sq mi) is water.[1] In relation to its population Luhanka is not just the smallest municipality in the region but also smallest in the whole Mainland Finland.

The population density is 3.3 inhabitants per square kilometre (8.5/sq mi).

The municipality is unilingually Finnish. The municipality is also been known as "Luhango" in Swedish documents.[6] Neighboring municipalities are Hartola, Joutsa, Jyväskylä, Jämsä, Kuhmoinen and Sysmä.

There are many summertime cottages in Luhanka.

Nature

There are all together 61 lakes in Luhanka. Biggest lakes in Luhanka are Päijänne, Tammijärvi-Hauha and Jutilanjärvi.[7]

Famous people

  • Politician Hertta Kuusinen was born in Luhanka in 1904
  • Writer Kreetta Onkeli has spent childhood in Luhanka
  • Composer Toni Edelmann lived in Luhanka

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.
  6. "Svenska ortnamn i Finland" (in Swedish). Research Institute for the Languages of Finland. 25 October 2012. Retrieved 25 October 2012.
  7. "Luhanka". Järviwiki. Finland's Environmental Administration. 2012. Retrieved 27 February 2012.


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