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Saarijärvi

Saarijärvi
Town
Saarijärven kaupunki
Church of Saarijärvi
Church of Saarijärvi
Coat of arms of Saarijärvi
Coat of arms
Location of Saarijärvi in Finland
Location of Saarijärvi in Finland
Coordinates:
Country Finland
Region Central Finland
Sub-region Saarijärvi-Viitasaari sub-region
Charter 1866
City rights 1986
Government
 • Town manager Janne Kinnunen
Area (2011-01-01)[1]
 • Total 1,422.73 km2 (549.32 sq mi)
 • Land 1,251.93 km2 (483.37 sq mi)
 • Water 170.8 km2 (65.9 sq mi)
Area rank 75th largest in Finland
Population (2015-06-30)[2]
 • Total 10,015
 • Rank 98th largest in Finland
 • Density 8/km2 (20/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Finnish 99.4% (official)
 • Others 0.6%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 15.7%
 • 15 to 64 61.4%
 • 65 or older 23%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 20%
Website www.saarijarvi.fi

Saarijärvi (Finnish pronunciation: ) is a town and municipality of Finland. It is located in the Central Finland region. The municipality has a population of 10,015 (30 June 2015)[2] and covers an area of 1,422.73 square kilometres (549.32 sq mi) of which 170.8 km2 (65.9 sq mi) is water.[1] There are all together 241 lakes in Saarijärvi. Biggest lakes are Pyhäjärvi, Summanen and Lake Saarijärvi.[6] The population density is 8 inhabitants per square kilometre (21/sq mi).

The municipality is unilingually Finnish. The neighboring municipality of Pylkönmäki was consolidated to Saarijärvi on 1 January 2009.

Saarijärvi is the home of Bonden Paavo (Finnish: Saarijärven Paavo) in the poem by Johan Ludvig Runeberg. Juho Hyytiäinen, the great grandfather of Pamela Anderson, left the village in 1908 emigrating to the American continent.

Contents

  • Sister cities 1
  • People born in Saarijärvi 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Sister cities

The following places are twinned with Saarijärvi:[7]

People born in Saarijärvi

References

  1. ^ a b "Area by municipality as of 1 January 2011" (PDF) (in Finnish and Swedish). Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 9 March 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "VÄESTÖTIETOJÄRJESTELMÄ REKISTERITILANNE 30.06.2015" (in Finnish and Swedish). Population Register Center of Finland. Retrieved 17 July 2015. 
  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 March 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 April 2009. 
  5. ^ "List of municipal and parish tax rates in 2011". Tax Administration of Finland. 29 November 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2011. 
  6. ^ "Saarijärvi (kunta)". Järviwiki. Finland's Environmental Administration. 2012. Retrieved 27 February 2012. 
  7. ^ "Ystävyyskuntatoiminta" (in Norwegian). City of Saarijärvi. Retrieved 2012-06-01. 

External links

Media related to at Wikimedia Commons

  • Town of Saarijärvi – Official website
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