Utsjoki

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The case area consists of Utsjoki (Ohcejohka in North Sami), the northernmost municipality in Finland. Utsjoki is the only municipality in Finland with Sámi-majority, having 46 % of its population Indigenous Sámi. The municipality is formed of three small villages: the main village Utsjoki that has given its name to the whole municipality and two smaller villages, Karigasniemi and Nuorgam. The settlement of the municipality is mainly concentrated along the river Teno between Finland and Norway.

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