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|Administrative community :||Eastern Lapland|
|of which land area:||3,039.05 km²|
|of which inland waterways:||506.17 km²|
|Residents :||3,237 (Dec. 31, 2018)|
|Population density :||1.1 inhabitants / km²|
|Municipality number :||614|
|Language (s) :||Finnish|
The community was formed in 1926 from the northern areas of the city of Kuusamo and joined the Lääni Lapland. In addition to the eponymous town Posio, it includes the main town Ahola and the settlements Anetjärvi, Mäntyjärvi, Pernu, Suorsa, Peräposio, Lehtiniemi, Ristilä, Jumisko, Aittaniemi, Nolimo, Maaninkavaara, Mourujärvi, Häme (Karjalaisenniemi, Suväniemi), Kuloharju, Kynsilä and Sirniö.
The main employers are the municipality itself, several dairies and the Pentik ceramic factory. An "International Coffee Cup Museum" with more than 2000 exhibits is attached to the factory.
The picturesque landscape also attracts many tourists to Posio. There are more than 2500 mökkis (summer houses) in the municipality ; In the summer holidays the population of Posios doubles.
The 77 km² Riisitunturi National Park is located entirely within the Posios district, and part of the Syöte National Park.
As is generally the case in rural areas of northern Finland, the Center Party is the strongest political force in Posio . In the local elections in 2008 it received over half of the votes, in the parliamentary elections in 2007 it was almost 70%. In the municipal council, the highest decision-making body in local affairs, it has 15 of 27 members. The second largest faction is the local electoral list Ryhmä 2008 Yhteislista with eight seats. The Social Democrats and the Left Alliance only achieved single-digit results and two seats each, while the conservative National Collection Party, one of Finland's three people's parties, did not even run for election.
|Political party||2008 election results||Seats|
|Ryhmä 2008 Yhteislista||30.7%||8th|
Posio's sons and daughters
- Kaarlo Maaninka (* 1953), long-distance runner
- Soile Isokoski (* 1957), opera, song and concert singer
- posio.fi - Official website
- Maanmittauslaitos (Finnish land surveying office): Suomen pinta-alat kunnittain January 1, 2010 . (PDF file; 194 kB)
- Statistical Office Finland: Table 11ra - Key figures on population by region, 1990-2018
- Finnish Ministry of Justice: Result of the 2007 parliamentary elections
- Finnish Ministry of Justice: Result of the 2008 local elections