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Maaninka
—  Municipality  —
Maaningan kunta
Vianna channel in Maaninka

Coat of arms
Location of Maaninka in Finland
Coordinates: 63°09.5′N 027°18′E / 63.1583°N 27.3°E / 63.1583; 27.3Coordinates: 63°09.5′N 027°18′E / 63.1583°N 27.3°E / 63.1583; 27.3
Country Finland
Region Northern Savonia
Sub-region Kuopio sub-region
Charter 1872
Government
 - Municipal manager Soile Lahti
Area (2009-01-01)[1]
 - Total 575.13 km2 (222.1 sq mi)
 - Land 466.68 km2 (180.2 sq mi)
 - Water 108.45 km2 (41.9 sq mi)
Area rank 207th largest in Finland
Population (2009-12-31)[2]
 - Total 3,874
 - Density 8.3/km2 (21.5/sq mi)
Population rank 226th largest in Finland
Population by native language [3]
 - Finnish 99.3% (official)
 - Swedish 0.1%
 - Others 0.6%
Population by age [4]
 - 0 to 14 17.9%
 - 15 to 64 61.5%
 - 65 or older 20.6%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 - Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 19%
Website www.maaninka.fi

Maaninka (Swedish: Maninga) is a municipality of Finland.

It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the Northern Savonia region. The municipality has a population of 3,874 (31 December 2009)[2] and covers an area of 575.13 square kilometres (222.06 sq mi) of which 108.45 km2 (41.87 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 8.3 inhabitants per square kilometre (21 /sq mi).

The municipality is mostly rugged forestland. The tallest waterfall in Finland, at 46 meters high, is located in Maaninka. The site, called Korkeakoski, has been a tourist site since the 19th century.

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

Maaninka is served by the Maaninka High School. The school has become of some notoriety after a 16-year-old boy, whose name has not been revealed to the press, posted a video on YouTube titled "Maaninka massacre". The boy was arrested on November 11, 2007, just days after the Jokela school shooting, but stated that the video was a joke.[6]

Notable residents

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. ^ "Finnish police detain boy for YouTube video threat". Reuters. http://www.reuters.com/article/internetNews/idUSL1114076520071111. Retrieved 2007-11-11.  

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