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Siikajoen kunta
coat of arms map
Piippola coat of arms Location of Siikajoki in Finland
Basic data
State : FinlandFinland Finland
Landscape : Northern Ostrobothnia
Administrative community : Raahe
Geographical location 64 ° 50 ′  N , 24 ° 44 ′  E Coordinates: 64 ° 50 ′  N , 24 ° 44 ′  E
Surface: 1,651.75 km²
of which land area: 1,049.85 km²
of which inland waterways: 8.96 km²
of which sea area: 592.94 km²
Residents : 5,249 (Dec. 31, 2018)
Population density : 5 people / km²
Municipality number : 748
Language (s) : Finnish
Website :

Siikajoki [ ˈsiːkajɔki ] is a municipality in western Finland. It is located around 50 km southwest of the city of Oulu at the mouth of the Siikajoki River in the Gulf of Bothnia .

The parish has existed since 1868. On January 1, 2007, Siikajoki merged with the neighboring parish Ruukki ; the new community continues to be called Siikajoki. The municipality of Ruukki was created in 1973 through the merger of the municipalities of Paavola and Revonlahti ( Revolax in Swedish ). The administrative seat of the municipality of Siikajoki is Ruukki. In addition, the community includes the parish villages of Siikajoki, Paavola and Revonlahti as well as the places Heinolahti, Jauhoniemi, Karinkanta, Keskikylä, Kivijärvi, Kuivaniemi, Lappi, Luohua, Merikylä, Pudasjärvi, Relletti, Tauvonkylä, Tuomioäja and.

Siikajoki was the scene of a battle in the Russo-Swedish War on April 18, 1808 ; the Swedish troops under Carl Johan Adlercreutz and Georg Carl von Döbeln achieved a victory against Russian troops on their retreat to the north, which had closed their way to the north. The battles are also described in Runeberg's verse epic Ensign Stahl (1848–1860). Nine days later, on April 27, 1808, Revolahti was the scene of another battle. The Swedish troops won a victory here over the outnumbered Russians and thus brought about a turning point in the fortunes of war for Sweden. The battle is usually referred to as the Battle of Revolax after the Swedish name of the village . A memorial erected in 1935 commemorates them.

sons and daughters of the town

Individual evidence

  1. Maanmittauslaitos (Finnish land surveying office): Suomen pinta-alat kunnittain January 1, 2010 . (PDF; 199 kB)
  2. Statistical Office Finland: Table 11ra - Key figures on population by region, 1990-2018

Web links

Commons : Siikajoki  - collection of images, videos and audio files