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SODANKYLÄ - Municipality of stars

Basic Information About Sodankylä

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Total area of Sodankylä, km2   12 415
- Water   800
- Lokka reservoir   417
- Porttipahta reservoir   214
inhabitants per km2   0.8
     

Population in 2013

   
Inhabitants   8 878
Under 15 years of age, percentage   13,9
Between 15 and 64, percentage   64,2
Over 64, percentage   21,9
Sámi people   300
     

Trade and Business in

   
Total number of jobs   3 501
- Agriculture and forestry   355
- Processing   525
- Services   2 574
- Unknown   47
     

Unemployment

   
Number of unemployed people   573
In percentage   14,5
     

Change In Population

   
Migration   56
Excess of births   87
     

Nature

   
Percentage of state-owned land   72
Urho Kekkonen National Park in Sodankylä, ha   168 559
Sompio Nature reserve, ha   17 912
Koitelaiskaira Preservation Area, ha   47 732
Luosto Preservation Area, ha   8 308
Other Preservation Areas   87 910
Natura 2000 preservation areas, ha   350 000
     

 Climate

Nights of the Midnight Sun   from 30th May till 15th July
Polar Nights   from 19th Dec till 25th Dec
Average temperature in January   -14°C (equals about 5°F)
Average temperature in July   +15°C (equals about 60°F)
Lasting snow   from 30th Oct till 15th May