municipality in the region of Lapland in Finland

Kittilä is a municipality in Lapland, Finland. As of January 2014, almost 6,500 people lived there. The municipalities next to it are Enontekiö, Inari, Kolari, Muonio, Rovaniemi and Sodankylä. Kittilä has an airport, and a ski resort named Levi.

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A large coal mine is in Kittilä. It is owned by the Canadian mining company: Agnico-Eagle. They have leased the mine until 2044. There is also a copper mine in Kittilä.

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Kittilä was established 1854 by Olavi Rauhala, Vieno Suvanto and Johan Lahti. However, the earliest settlement of the area was long before.

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