Lemland

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Lemland
Municipality
Lemlands kommun
The medieval parish church in Lemland.
The medieval parish church in Lemland.
Coat of arms of Lemland
Coat of arms
Location of Lemland in Finland
Location of Lemland in Finland
Country  Finland
Region Åland
Sub-region Åland Countryside sub-region
Government
 • Municipal manager Mikael Smeds
Area (2011-01-01)[1]
 • Total 965.31 km2 (372.71 sq mi)
 • Land 113.08 km2 (43.66 sq mi)
 • Water 852.23 km2 (329.05 sq mi)
Area rank 111th largest in Finland
Population (2016-03-31)[2]
 • Total 1,991
 • Rank 299th largest in Finland
 • Density 17.61/km2 (45.6/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Swedish 93.2% (official)
 • Finnish 4.4%
 • Others 2.4%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 21.9%
 • 15 to 64 64.3%
 • 65 or older 13.8%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 16.5%
Website www.lemland.ax

Lemland is a municipality of Åland, an autonomous territory of Finland.

The municipality has a population of 1,991 (31 March 2016)[2] and covers an area of 965.31 square kilometres (372.71 sq mi) of which 852.23 km2 (329.05 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 17.61 inhabitants per square kilometre (45.6/sq mi).

The municipality is unilingually Swedish.

History

The church in Lemland was built in the 13th century and has wall paintings from the 14th century. The church is dedicated to Bridget of Sweden.

During the Finnish War in 1808 the Swedish king Gustav IV Adolf had his headquarters in the Lemland parsonage.[6]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Area by municipality as of 1 January 2011" (PDF) (in Finnish and Swedish). Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 9 March 2011.CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Ennakkoväkiluku sukupuolen mukaan alueittain, maaliskuu.2016" (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 31 March 2016.CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  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. Retrieved 29 March 2009.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "Population according to age and gender by area as of 31 December 2008". Statistics Finland's PX-Web databases. Statistics Finland. Retrieved 28 April 2009.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "List of municipal and parish tax rates in 2011". Tax Administration of Finland. 29 November 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. Torsten Hellberg (ed): Åland – mer än öar, p.19. Stockholm 2001.

External links

Media related to Lemland at Wikimedia Commons