Chief of District: Oinas-Panuma Lauri
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54 Kollaja

Hometown: Pudasjärvi
Total area: 1 160.6 km2
Maximum number of reindeer: 1 100
Reindeer herders: 71

Kollaja reindeer herding cooperative is part of the Pudasjärvi reindeer marking district. The cooperative is located to the Pudasjärvi and Oulu municipalities. Kiiminki and Kollaja reindeer herding cooperatives are administratively different sized cooperatives. In practise they have been herding together during the whole existence of the cooperative system. In general, people talk about Kiiminki-Kollaja cooperative.

The cooperative borders in north with Oijärvi and Ikonen, in east with Pudasjärven Livo and Pudasjärvi and in south and southeast with Kiiminki cooperatives.

39.8 % of the cooperative’s total area is state land and 60.2 % is owned by other landowners. Road 20 from Oulu to Kuusamo goes through the cooperative.

The cooperative has five autumn round up fences: Pikkula, huiska, Säynäjäkangas, Siliäkangas and Vengasvaara.

The biggest villages are Tannila. Jakkukylä and Panuma. Herders live mainly in these villages.