Maaninka (Swedish: Maaninka, also Maninga) is a former municipality in the region of Northern Savonia, in Finland. It was merged with the city of Kuopio on 1 January 2015.

Former municipality
Maaningan kunta
Maaninka kommun
Old Vianta channel in Maaninka

Coat of arms
Location of Maaninka in Finland
Coordinates: 63°09.5′N 027°18′E
RegionNorthern Savonia
Sub-regionKuopio sub-region
  Municipal managerSoile Lahti
  Total575.13 km2 (222.06 sq mi)
  Land466.51 km2 (180.12 sq mi)
  Water108.62 km2 (41.94 sq mi)
  Density6.5/km2 (17/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

The municipality had a population of 3,747 (30 November 2014)[2] and it covered an area of 575.13 square kilometres (222.06 sq mi) of which 108.62 square kilometres (41.94 sq mi) was water.[1] The population density was 8.03 inhabitants per square kilometre (20.8/sq mi).

The municipality is mostly rugged forestland. The tallest waterfall in Finland, at 36 metres (118 ft) high, is located in Maaninka. The site, called Korkeakoski, has been a tourist site since the 19th century.[3]

The municipality was unilingually Finnish.

People born in Maaninka


  1. "Area by municipality as of 1 January 2011" (PDF) (in Finnish and Swedish). Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 9 March 2011.
  2. "VÄESTÖTIETOJÄRJESTELMÄ REKISTERITILANNE 30.11.2014" (in Finnish and Swedish). Population Register Center of Finland. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 29 December 2014.
  3. Korkeakoski. Suomen vesiputoukset ("Waterfalls of Finland").

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