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—  Municipality  —
Inarin kunta
Lapland Shop in Inari in 1975

Coat of arms
Location of Inari in Finland
Coordinates: 68°40′N 027°32′E / 68.667°N 27.533°E / 68.667; 27.533Coordinates: 68°40′N 027°32′E / 68.667°N 27.533°E / 68.667; 27.533
Country Finland
Region Lapland
Sub-region Northern Lapland
Charter 1876
 - Municipal manager Reijo Timperi
Area (2009-01-01)[1]
 - Total 17,333.89 km2 (6,692.7 sq mi)
 - Land 15,052.38 km2 (5,811.8 sq mi)
 - Water 2,281.51 km2 (880.9 sq mi)
Area rank Largest in Finland
Population (2009-12-31)[2]
 - Total 6,864
 - Density 0.46/km2 (1.2/sq mi)
Population rank 152nd largest in Finland
Population by native language [3]
 - Finnish 92.7% (official)
 - Swedish 0.2%
 - Sami 5.9% (official)
 - Others 1.1%
Population by age [4]
 - 0 to 14 13.8%
 - 15 to 64 68.8%
 - 65 or older 17.4%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 - Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 19%

Inari (Inari Sami: Aanaar, Northern Sami: Anár, Skolt Sami: Aanar and Swedish: Enare) is a municipality in Finland. The municipality was established in 1876. The largest villages of the municipality are Ivalo and Inari.

It is located in Finnish Lapland. The municipality has a total population of 6,864 (31 December 2009)[2] and covers an area of 17,333.89 square kilometres (6,692.65 sq mi) of which 2,281.51 km2 (880.90 sq mi) is water. It is the largest municipality in Finland.[1] The population density is 0.46 inhabitants per square kilometre (1.2 /sq mi).

The municipality has four official languages: Finnish, Inari Sami (400 speakers), Skolt Sami (400 speakers) and Northern Sami (700 speakers).

Finland's largest National Park Lemmenjoki is partly located in Inari, as is the Urho Kekkonen National Park.

Lake Inari, a lake in the Inari municipality, is the third largest lake in Finland, with an area of 1,043 km2 (403 sq mi), 40 km2 (15 sq mi) smaller than the second largest lake, Lake Päijänne.

The wilderness areas of Hammastunturi, Muotkatunturi, Paistunturi, Kaldoaivi, Vätsäri and Tsarmitunturi are also located in Inari.

Ivalo Airport is located in Ivalo village, Inari.


Villages in Inari

Ivalo, Inari, Törmänen, Keväjärvi, Koppelo, SevettijärviNäätämö, Saariselkä, Nellim, Angeli, Kaamanen, Kuttura, Lisma, Partakko, Riutula.

Inari is the most northern Holiday resort in the whole of Finland.

In popular culture

The trilogy His Dark Materials, which takes place in an alternative world somewhat similar to our own, features a prominent character called Serafina Pekkala; who is a witch from a tribe near Lake Inari.


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