See an aw Saltvik, Swaden.
For the preeson, see Saltvik Preeson.

Saltvik is a municipality o Åland, an autonomous territory o Finland. The total aurie is 1 161,8 km², o which 150,7 km² is laund, 4,7 km² lochs an 1006,4 km² sea.

Saltviks kommun
Coat of airms o Saltvik
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Location o Saltvik in Finland
Location o Saltvik in Finland
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Coordinates: 60°16.5′N 020°03.5′E / 60.2750°N 20.0583°E / 60.2750; 20.0583Coordinates: 60°16.5′N 020°03.5′E / 60.2750°N 20.0583°E / 60.2750; 20.0583
Kintra Finland
Region Åland
Sub-regionÅland Kintraside sub-region
 • Municipal managerBen-Erik Alm
 • Total1166.54 km2 (450.40 sq mi)
 • Laund152.07 km2 (58.71 sq mi)
 • Water1014.63 km2 (391.75 sq mi)
Area rank275t lairgest in Finland
 • Total1,850
 • Rank276t lairgest in Finland
 • Density12.17/km2 (31.5/sq mi)
Population bi native leid
 • Swedish94% (offeecial)
 • Finnish3.9%
 • Ithers2.1%
Population by age
 • 0 tae 1417.2%
 • 15 tae 6464.3%
 • 65 or aulder18.5%
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]16.25%

The airchipelago north o Saltvik is aiblins the maist bonnie ane in Åland. Closest tae laund are the big islands Boxö, Sommarö, Flatö an Ryssö. Ayont, the horizon opens up an efter passin Saggö it is mair or less unbreuken.


The municipality haes a rich history. When Åland emergit frae the sea aboot 10,000 years ago, Saltvik wis the first laund tae be seen. Durin the Viking ages, Kvarnbo uised tae be a central croun court- an place o merchandise. The day, you mey visit the medieval kirk an at the court place see the memorial monument.

The kirk St:a Maria is locatit bi Kvarnboviken in the east o Saltvik. The red granite kirk is ane o the auldest in Åland, an wis ance the main church in the region. The kirk haes been rebuilt an extendit several times. The auldest parts are frae the late 13t century, but various reconstructions hae been made frae the 14t century till the day. For example, the chalk drawins on the waws hae first been paintit, then covered an then uncovered again. Aroond an unner the kirk, thare are traces o hooses frae Viking Age. This is no so strange, considerin the kirk is locatit in the middle o the biggest grave field frae Iron Age in Åland.


Aboot 50% o the fowk livin in Saltvik wirk in the service industrie or in the public sector. 15% wirk in transport an 14% in industrie. Construction an fermin/fishin employ, respectively, 10 an 7%.

The heid office an ane factory o the Chips Group is locatit in the municipality. The company begun its operations in Saltvik in 1969 an wis the first potato chip producer in Finland. Throu acquisitions, new establishments an growthe, the group haes grown an is the day the mercat leader athin snacks in the Nordic an Easter kintras. The best-kent buists are Taffel, OLW, KiMs an Oolannin. In 2005, the Norse industrial group Orkla ASA acquired aw the shares in the Chips Group.


  1. "Area of Finnish Municipalities 1.1.2018" (PDF). National Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 30 Januar 2018.
  2. "Suomen virallinen tilasto (SVT): Väestön ennakkotilasto [verkkojulkaisu]. Tammikuu 2019" (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 15 Mairch 2019.
  3. "Population according to language and the number of foreigners and land area km2 by area as of 31 December 2008". Statistics Finland's PX-Web databases. Statistics Finland. Retrieved 29 Mairch 2009.
  4. "Population according to age and gender by area as of 31 December 2008". Statistics Finland's PX-Web databases. Statistics Finland. Retrieved 28 Apryle 2009.
  5. "List of municipal and parish tax rates in 2011". Tax Administration of Finland. 29 November 2010. Retrieved 13 Mairch 2011.

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