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Location

Simo is located in the county of Lapland. There is 50 km of a trip to Sweden's border.

Simo's three big neighbour towns are Oulu (120 753 inhabitants), Kemi (23 689 inhabitants) and Tornio (22 617 inhabitants). Some of the bigger neighbouring municipalities are Keminmaa (8 930 inhabitants) and Kuivaniemi (2 137 inhabitants).

Traffic feelings

The nearest airfield is Kemi-Tornio that is located at the end of 30 km, the railway goes by Simo. By Simo the roads go, E75 and main road 4. The nearest important commercial port is found in Tornio.

Landscape

In Simo there is a rural landscape and also in the planning of the centre an attempt has been made to emphasise the nature vicinity. Simo consists of many small and vital village communities. Simo's sights include Simo's Church which has been completed in 1846 in later Empire-aika and light infantryman place with its statues which will be a memory from the war of independence when the route goes through Simo's wildernesses.

Population

In 2001 Simo's number of inhabitants was 3 895 and it has diminished every year on about twenty persons. Most there were 1999 15-64 year-olds (65,8%) and least over 85-year-old (1,5%) in Simo. The unemployment rate during the 2000 year was 20,7% when it was 21,0% in the county of the whole of Lapland. Simolainen had a 946,39 debt on an average in 2001 ?.

School systems

From Simo a comprehensive school and an upper secondary school are found. The nearest university is in Oulu.

Industry

In Simo there are mining activity, among other things, forest industry, food industry, clothing industry and metal industry.

Employing proposal

The municipality tries to persuade new entrepreneurs with the sea spirituality and by offering high-quality services. In the municipality it would be possible to practise a tourism, accommodation, programme and ravitsemusliiketoiminta for example.

Simo's decision-makers and civil servants' attitude towards the new companies is promoting the coming true of the project start-specifically. The municipality supports risk-taking and active industrial policy in the reasonable circumstances, in other words it is ready riskirahoittaa suras also projects. It is the plan of the municipality to develop through the tax revenues created by the successful entrepreneurship.



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