Former municipality
Paavolan kunta
Paavola kommun
Paavola Church
Paavola Church
Coat of arms of Paavola
Location of Paavola in Finland
Location of Paavola in Finland
Coordinates: 64°36′30″N 025°12′20″E / 64.60833°N 25.20556°E / 64.60833; 25.20556
RegionNorthern Ostrobothnia
 • Land565.8 km2 (218.5 sq mi)
 • Total4,568
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

Paavola is a former municipality of Finland, now a village in the municipality of Siikajoki. The village is located beside the Siikajoki river. Though lacking rail transport connections, the settlement does lie beside the crossroads of routes 86 and 807.

In 1973, Paavola was consolidated with the neighboring municipality of Revonlahti to form the municipality of Ruukki. Ruukki in turn was consolidated with Siikajoki in 2007.


The municipality of Paavola bordered Revonlahti, Liminka, Rantsila, Vihanti and Pattijoki.




The name of Paavola is derived from the name of Paavo Laurinpoika, who established a farm in the area in the 1550s. Paavola was a part of the Siikajoki parish, becoming a chapel community in 1811 and a separate parish in 1874.[3][2]

Paavola and Revonlahti united in 1973 to form Ruukki, which was consolidated with Siikajoki in 2007.

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  1. ^ a b "Suomen kunnat: Paavola" (in Finnish). Retrieved 1 April 2010.
  2. ^ a b "Suomen Sukututkimusseura". (in Finnish). Retrieved January 7, 2023.
  3. ^ "SuomalainenPaikannimikirja_e-kirja_kuvallinen.pdf" (PDF). (in Finnish). p. 314. Retrieved January 7, 2023.

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