Korvatunturi


Korvatunturi

Geobox|Mountain
name = Korvatunturi
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country = Finland
country1 = Russia
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Lapland
region_type = Province
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municipality = Savukoski
range =
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elevation = 486
prominence = 210
lat_d = 68| lat_m = 04| lat_s = 25| lat_NS = N
long_d = 29| long_m = 18| long_s = 55| long_EW = E
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public = Yes; Requires border zone permission and border guard escort
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country = Finland
country1 = Russia
state =
region = Lapland
region_type = Province
district =
municipality = Savukoski
range =
location =
elevation = 486
prominence = 210
lat_d = 68| lat_m = 04| lat_s = 25| lat_NS = N
long_d = 29| long_m = 18| long_s = 55| long_EW = E
geology =
orogeny =
period =
biome =
plant =
animal =
public = Yes; Requires border zone permission and border guard escort
access =
ascent = | ascent_date =
free = | free_type =



map_caption = Location within Finland
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map_locator_y = 27.4
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Korvatunturi is a fell in Urho Kekkonen National Park, Lapland, on the border of Finland (in the municipality of Savukoski) and Russia. It is a "tunturi", which is a type of a mountain according to the Finnish definitions. It height is 486 metres (roughly 1594 feet) (from sea level). It has three peaks. The border is drawn through the middle peak. The name translates to "Ear Fell".

Korvatunturi is the place where "Santa Claus" (or "Joulupukki" in Finnish) is said to live. This legend comes from a children's radio show called "Markus-sedän lastentunti" ("Children's hour with Uncle Markus") hosted by Markus Rautio and broadcast by The Finland's National Broadcasting Corporation between years 1927-1956. Uncle Markus told children that from this "Ear Fell" Santa Claus can hear what all the children are saying so he can find out if the children behave and obey their parents (and therefore may receive gifts next Christmas).

ee also

* Christmas in Finland
* Santa Claus Village

External links

* [http://www.korvatunturi.fi/?l=2 Korvatunturi]
* [http://www.luontoon.fi/news.asp?Section=1603&Item=9418 Site with photograph]


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