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Kumlinge
Municipality
Kumlinges kommun

Coat of arms
Location of Kumlinge in Finland
Kumlinge is located in Åland
Kumlinge
Kumlinge
Location in Åland Islands
Coordinates: 60°15.5′N 020°46.7′E / 60.2583°N 20.7783°E / 60.2583; 20.7783Coordinates: 60°15.5′N 020°46.7′E / 60.2583°N 20.7783°E / 60.2583; 20.7783
Kintra Finland
Region Åland
Sub-region Archipelago sub-region
Government
 • Municipal manager Jim Eriksson
Area(2011-01-01)[1]
 • Total 860.38 km2 (332.19 sq mi)
 • Land 99.26 km2 (38.32 sq mi)
 • Water 761.12 km2 (293.87 sq mi)
Area rank 131st lairgest in Finland
Population (2013-08-31)[2]
 • Total 343
 • Rank 334t lairgest in Finland
 • Density 0/km2 (0/sq mi)
Population bi native leid[3]
 • Swadish 89.2% (official)
 • Finnish 6.1%
 • Ithers 4.7%
Population bi age[4]
 • 0 tae 14 8.9%
 • 15 tae 64 63.6%
 • 65 or older 27.5%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 18.5%
Website www.kumlinge.ax

Kumlinge is a municipality consistin o a group o islands in Åland, an autonomous territory o Finland. Kumlinge, which is the name o the lairgest island in the group an aw, means "rocky passage."

The municipality haes a population o 343 (31 August 2013)[2] and covers an area of 860.38 square kilometres (332.19 sq mi) of which 761.12 km2 (293.87 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is [convert: invalid number].

89.2% o the population is Swadish-speakin, 6.1% is Finnish-speakin, an 4.7% speak ither leids.[3]

The Kumlinge Airfield is situatit on the main island.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

A milepost in Kumlinge alang the King's Road showin distances in versts tae for example Saunt Petersburg, Turku an Helsinki.

The first visitors tae Kumlinge wur Vikings who stoppit thare durin their voyages. The first permanent residents arrivit in the 13t century. Accordin tae taxrolls frae the 16t century thare wur aboot a dozen hooses on the main island at the time, hame tae maistly fermers an fishermen. In the 20t century the population o Kumlinge slowly began tae decline.

Sichts[eedit | eedit soorce]

The kirk in the veelage is dedicatit tae Saunt Anne an dates frae the 15t century. Thare are twa ferm museums in Kumlinge: Hermas museigård an Sjölunds gårdsmuseum. Thare is a memorial stane in Fälberget which is dedicatit tae the war o 1808 when a Roushie battalion wis defeatit in the veelage o Kumlinge. The auld post route goes through Kumlinge an aw.

Demografics[eedit | eedit soorce]

Island
Population
Kumlinge
238
Enklinge
87
Seglinge
51
Björkö
20
Ither (e.g. in hospitals)
3


References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Area by municipality as of 1 Januar 2011" (PDF) (in Finnish and Swedish). Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 9 Mairch 2011. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "VÄESTÖTIETOJÄRJESTELMÄ REKISTERITILANNE 31.8.2013" (in Finnish and Swedish). Population Register Center of Finland. Retrieved 15 September 2013. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Population according to language and the number of foreigners and land area km2 by area as of 31 Dizember 2008". Statistics Finland's PX-Web databases. Statistics Finland. Retrieved 29 Mairch 2009. 
  4. "Population according to age and gender by area as of 31 Dizember 2008". Statistics Finland's PX-Web databases. Statistics Finland. Retrieved 28 Apryle 2009. 
  5. "List of municipal and parish tax rates in 2011". Tax Administration of Finland. 29 November 2010. Retrieved 13 Mairch 2011. 

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