Between the mountains and the front trees down in the valley by the river is a small village by the name of #Martti
Location of Savukoski in Finland Coordinates: 67°17.5′N 028°10′E .
Country: Finland .
Region: Lapland .
Sub-region: Eastern Lapland sub-region .
Charter: 1916 .
Area: Total 6,438.65 km² .
Land 6,438.11 km² .
Water 57.93 km² .
Area rank 6th largest in Finland .
Population Total 1,035 . Rank 298th largest in Finland . Density 0.16/km² .
Population by native language Finnish 99.5% Swedish 0.2% Sami 0.1% Others 0.2%.
It is located in the province of #Lapland, Finland .
The municipality has a population of 1,035 and covers an area of 6,438.65 square kilometres (2,485.98 sq mi) of which 57.93 km² (22.37 sq mi) is water . The population density is 0.16 inhabitants per square kilometre (0.41/sq mi) .
Neighbour municipalities are #Pelkosenniemi #Salla and #Sodankylä.
According to Finnish Folklore, the Korvatunturi Fell in Savukoski municipality is the location of Father Christmas’s (#Joulupukki) secret workshop, where toys, trinkets and gifts are made and eventually wrapped by gnomes. The name #Korvatunturi translates into English as “Ear Fell”.
Finnish children are told that from “Ear Fell” Father Christmas can hear what all the children are saying so he can find out if the children behave and obey their parents (and therefore may receive gifts next Christmas).
Savukoski is one of the largest municipalities in Finland, areawise, and the most sparsely settled.
The river #Kemijoki runs through it.
#Forestry and #reindeer husbandry have traditionally been the main livelihood of the local population.
There are ten times more #reindeer than people in Savukoski. Nowadays tourism is also present.
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