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Luhanka
—  Municipality  —
Luhangan kunta
Luhanka River

Coat of arms
Location of Luhanka in Finland
Coordinates: 61°48′N 025°42′E / 61.8°N 25.7°E / 61.8; 25.7Coordinates: 61°48′N 025°42′E / 61.8°N 25.7°E / 61.8; 25.7
Country Finland
Region Central Finland
Sub-region Joutsa sub-region
Charter 1864
Government
 - Municipal manager Reijo Urtti
Area (2009-01-01)[1]
 - Total 313.29 km2 (121 sq mi)
 - Land 214.55 km2 (82.8 sq mi)
 - Water 98.74 km2 (38.1 sq mi)
Area rank 279th largest in Finland
Population (2009-12-31)[2]
 - Total 832
 - Density 3.88/km2 (10/sq mi)
Population rank 339th largest in Finland
Population by native language [3]
 - Finnish 99.6% (official)
 - Swedish 0.1%
 - Others 0.2%
Population by age [4]
 - 0 to 14 10.3%
 - 15 to 64 53.8%
 - 65 or older 36%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 - Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 19%
Website www.luhanka.fi

Luhanka is a municipality of Finland.

It is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Central Finland region. The municipality has a population of 832 (31 December 2009)[2] and covers an area of 313.29 square kilometres (120.96 sq mi) of which 98.74 km2 (38.12 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 3.88 inhabitants per square kilometre (10.0 /sq mi).

The municipality is unilingually Finnish. The municipality has previously also been known as "Luhango" in historic Swedish documents, but is today referred to as "Luhanka" also in Swedish.[6]

References

  1. ^ a b "Area by municipality as of 1 January 2009" (in Finnish and Swedish) (PDF). Land Survey of Finland. http://www.maanmittauslaitos.fi/Pintaalat_kunnittain_1.1.2009.pdf. Retrieved 20 February 2009.  
  2. ^ a b "Population by municipality as of 31 December 2009" (in Finnish and Swedish). Population Information System. Population Register Center of Finland. http://www.vrk.fi/vrk/files.nsf/files/4AD425C09E8E9093C22576AA001D7112/$file/091231.htm. Retrieved 13 January 2010.  
  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. http://pxweb2.stat.fi/Dialog/varval.asp?ma=060_vaerak_tau_107_fi&ti=V%E4est%F6+kielen+mukaan+sek%E4+ulkomaan+kansalaisten+m%E4%E4r%E4+ja+maa%2Dpinta%2Dala+alueittain++1980+%2D+2008&path=../Database/StatFin/vrm/vaerak/&lang=3&multilang=fi. 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. http://pxweb2.stat.fi/Dialog/varval.asp?ma=050_vaerak_tau_104_fi&ti=V%E4est%F6+i%E4n+%281%2Dv%2E%29+ja+sukupuolen+mukaan+alueittain+1980+%2D+2008&path=../Database/StatFin/vrm/vaerak/&lang=3&multilang=fi. Retrieved 28 April 2009.  
  5. ^ "List of municipal and parish tax rates in 2010". Tax Administration of Finland. 24 November 2009. http://www.vero.fi/download.asp?id=5853;25512. Retrieved 13 January 2010.  
  6. ^ "Kuntien nimet ja niiden taivutus" (in Finnish). Research Institute for the Languages of Finland. 14 January 2009. http://www.kotus.fi/index.phtml?s=461. Retrieved 31 May 2009.  

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