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Lumijoen kunta
Lumijoki kommun
Coat of arms of Lumijoki
Location of Lumijoki in Finland
Location of Lumijoki in Finland
Coordinates: 64°50.2′N 025°11.2′E / 64.8367°N 25.1867°E / 64.8367; 25.1867
Country Finland
RegionNorth Ostrobothnia
 • Municipal managerPaula Karsi-Ruokolainen
 • Total290.29 km2 (112.08 sq mi)
 • Land214.12 km2 (82.67 sq mi)
 • Water77.1 km2 (29.8 sq mi)
 • Rank259th largest in Finland
 • Total2,032
 • Rank257th largest in Finland
 • Density9.49/km2 (24.6/sq mi)
Population by native language
 • Finnish98.2% (official)
 • Swedish0.2%
 • Others1.7%
Population by age
 • 0 to 1427%
 • 15 to 6454.4%
 • 65 or older18.6%
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+03:00 (EEST)

Lumijoki is a municipality of Finland.

It is located in the Northern Ostrobothnia region. The municipality has a population of 2,032 (31 December 2023)[2] and covers an area of 290.29 square kilometres (112.08 sq mi) of which 77.1 km2 (29.8 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 9.49 inhabitants per square kilometre (24.6/sq mi).

Neighbouring municipalities are Hailuoto, Liminka, Oulu and Siikajoki.

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.[6]


Lumijoki literally means "snow river", most likely through Lumijärvi, the lake from which the river Lumijoki once began from. Toponyms with the word lumi usually refer to areas where the snow stays for longer than in nearby areas. The village was first mentioned in 1548, when it was a part of the Liminka parish. It gained chapel rights in 1640, eventually becoming an independent parish and municipality in 1867.[7]


  1. ^ a b "Area of Finnish Municipalities 1.1.2018" (PDF). National Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Immigration record high in Finland in 2023". StatFin. Statistics Finland. Retrieved 25 January 2024.
  3. ^ "Demographic Structure by area as of 31 December 2022". Statistics Finland's PX-Web databases. Statistics Finland. Retrieved 6 September 2023.
  4. ^ "Population according to age (1-year) and sex by area and the regional division of each statistical reference year, 2003–2020". StatFin. Statistics Finland. Retrieved 2 May 2021.
  5. ^ a b "Luettelo kuntien ja seurakuntien tuloveroprosenteista vuonna 2023". Tax Administration of Finland. 14 November 2022. Retrieved 7 May 2023.
  6. ^ http://www.stat.fi/meta/luokitukset/kielisuhde/001-2012/luokitusavain_teksti.txt[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ "SuomalainenPaikannimikirja_e-kirja_kuvallinen.pdf" (PDF). kaino.kotus.fi (in Finnish). p. 245. Retrieved December 22, 2022.

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