Hausjärvi

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Hausjärvi
Municipality
Hausjärven kunta
Coat of arms of Hausjärvi
Coat of arms
Location of Hausjärvi in Finland
Location of Hausjärvi in Finland
Coordinates: 60°47.2′N 025°01.5′E / 60.7867°N 25.0250°E / 60.7867; 25.0250Coordinates: 60°47.2′N 025°01.5′E / 60.7867°N 25.0250°E / 60.7867; 25.0250
Country Finland
Region Tavastia Proper
Sub-region Riihimäki sub-region
Charter 1868
Seat Oitti
Government
 • Municipal manager Päivi Terävä
Area (2011-01-01)[1]
 • Total 398.78 km2 (153.97 sq mi)
 • Land 389.80 km2 (150.50 sq mi)
 • Water 8.98 km2 (3.47 sq mi)
Area rank 250th largest in Finland
Population (2014-01-31)[2]
 • Total 8,864
 • Rank 121st largest in Finland
 • Density 22.74/km2 (58.9/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Finnish 98.1% (official)
 • Swedish 0.6%
 • Others 1.3%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 20.5%
 • 15 to 64 64.5%
 • 65 or older 15.1%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 20%
Website www.hausjarvi.fi

Hausjärvi is a municipality of Finland. Its seat is in Oitti.

It is located in the province of Southern Finland and is part of the Tavastia Proper region. The municipality has a population of 8,864 (31 January 2014)[2] and covers an area of 398.78 square kilometres (153.97 sq mi) of which 8.98 km2 (3.47 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 22.74 inhabitants per square kilometre (58.9 /sq mi).

Geographically, and to some extent politically, Hausjärvi is characterized by its three population centres, Hikiä (population 1,135), Oitti (population 2,416) and Ryttylä (population 1,842). The administrative center of the municipality is Oitti, but politically there sometimes emerges debate on which centres should be developed and/or made targets of public investment.

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

International relations[edit]

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

References[edit]

  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 31.1.2014" (in Finnish and Swedish). Population Register Center of Finland. Retrieved 11 February 2014. 
  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. ^ "Sõprusvallad" (in Estonian). Väike-Maarja vald. Retrieved 21 March 2011. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Hausjärvi at Wikimedia Commons