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Rovaniemi
Municipality
Rovaniemen kaupunki
Rovaniemi stad
View of Rovaniemi from Jätkänkynttilä (Lumberjack's Candle Bridge) in September 2011.
View of Rovaniemi from Jätkänkynttilä (Lumberjack's Candle Bridge) in September 2011.
Coat of arms of Rovaniemi
Coat of arms
Rovaniemi.sijainti.suomi.2008.svg
Country Finland
Region Lapin maakunnan vaakuna.svg Lapland
Sub-region Rovaniemi sub-region
Charter 1960
Area (2009)
 • Total 8,017.19 km2 (3,095.45 sq mi)
 • Land 7,582.28 km2 (2,927.53 sq mi)
 • Water 434.91 km2 (167.92 sq mi)
Area rank 5th largest in Finland
Population (2013)
 • Total 60,896
 • Rank 12th largest in Finland
 • Density 8.03/km2 (20.8/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Website www.rovaniemi.fi
Valtakatu-rovaniemi-finland
Main street

Rovaniemi is a town in Lapland, in northern Finland. Rovaniemi is very close to the Arctic Circle. The population was over 61,000 in January 2014. The area is huge in typical European scale. Neigbouring municipalities are Kittilä, Sodankylä, Kolari, Pello, Ylitornio, Tervola, Ranua, Posio, Kemijärvi and Pelkosenniemi.

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