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Pellon kunta
Pello kommun
Coat of arms of Pello
Location of Pello in Finland
Location of Pello in Finland
Coordinates: 66°46.5′N 023°58′E / 66.7750°N 23.967°E / 66.7750; 23.967Coordinates: 66°46.5′N 023°58′E / 66.7750°N 23.967°E / 66.7750; 23.967
Country Finland
Sub-regionTornio Valley
 • Municipal managerSami Baas
 • Total1,864.66 km2 (719.95 sq mi)
 • Land1,737.57 km2 (670.88 sq mi)
 • Water126.12 km2 (48.70 sq mi)
 • Rank35th largest in Finland
64 m (210 ft)
 • Total3,296
 • Rank210th largest in Finland
 • Density1.9/km2 (5/sq mi)
Population by native language
 • Finnish99.3% (official)
 • Swedish0.2%
 • Sami0.1%
 • Others0.4%
Population by age
 • 0 to 149.3%
 • 15 to 6449.7%
 • 65 or older41%
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+03:00 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]21.25%

Pello (formerly Turtola) is a municipality of Finland. It is located approximately 20 kilometres (12 mi) north of the Arctic Circle in the western part of the province of Lapland, and is part of the Lapland region. The municipality is on the national border with Sweden, by the Tornionjoki-river. The municipality has a population of 3,296 (31 December 2021)[2] and covers an area of 1,864.66 square kilometres (719.95 sq mi) of which 126.12 km2 (48.70 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 1.9 inhabitants per square kilometre (4.9/sq mi).

The municipality is unilingually Finnish, according to the legal definition in Finland.


  1. ^ a b "Area of Finnish Municipalities 1.1.2018" (PDF). National Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Preliminary population structure by area, 2021M01*-2021M12*". StatFin (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 2 February 2022.
  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.
  4. ^ "Population according to age (1-year) and sex by area and the regional division of each statistical reference year, 2003–2020". StatFin. Statistics Finland. Retrieved 2 May 2021.
  5. ^ "List of municipal and parish tax rates in 2021" (PDF). Tax Administration of Finland. 1 December 2020. Retrieved 10 April 2021.

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