Kumlinge

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Kumlinge
Municipality
Kumlinges kommun
Coat of airms o Kumlinge
Coat airms
Location of Kumlinge in Finland
Location of Kumlinge in Finland
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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
RegionÅland
Sub-regionArchipelago sub-region
Govrenment
 • Municipal managerJim Eriksson
Area
 (2018-01-01)[1]
 • Total865.88 km2 (334.32 sq mi)
 • Laund99.26 km2 (38.32 sq mi)
 • Water761.12 km2 (293.87 sq mi)
Area rank299t lairgest in Finland
Population
 (2019-01-31)[2]
 • Total315
 • Rank311t lairgest in Finland
 • Density3.17/km2 (8.2/sq mi)
Population bi native leid
 • Swedish89.2% (offeecial)
 • Finnish6.1%
 • Ithers4.7%
Population by age
 • 0 tae 148.9%
 • 15 tae 6463.6%
 • 65 or aulder27.5%
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]18.5%
Websitewww.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 315 (31 Januar 2019)[2] an covers an aurie o 865.88 square kilometre (334.32 sq mi) o which 761.12 km2 (293.87 sq mi) is watter.[1] The population density is 3.17 inhabitants per square kilometre (8.2/sq mi).

89.2% o the population is Swadish-speakin, 6.1% is Finnish-speakin, an 4.7% speak ither leids.[6]

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 ensaumple Saunt Petersburg, Turku an Helsinki.

The first visitors tae Kumlinge wur Vikings who stoppit thare durin thair 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 throu 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 of Finnish Municipalities 1.1.2018" (PDF). National Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 30 Januar 2018.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Suomen virallinen tilasto (SVT): Väestön ennakkotilasto [verkkojulkaisu]. Tammikuu 2019" (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 15 Mairch 2019.
  3. "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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