Utsjoki

municipality in the region of Lapland in Finland
Coat of Arms of Utsjoki
Village Nuorgam in Utsjoki

Utsjoki is a municipality in Lapland, Finland. Utsjoki is the only municipality in Finland where most people speak Sami as their first language.

As of February 2005, 1,373 people lived in Utsjoki. The municipalities next to it are Inari in Finland and Karasjok, Tana and Nesseby in Norway. Nuorgam in Utsjoki is the northernmost village in Finland and the European Union.

In the Northern Sami language, the municipality is known as Ohcejohka.

Population growthEdit

Population
Year Population
1980
1,479
1985
1,548
1990
1,514
1995
1,568
2000
1,394
2005
1,363
2010
1,297

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