Ilmajoki

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Ilmajoki
Municipality
Ilmajoen kunta
Ilmajoki church
Ilmajoki church
Coat of arms of Ilmajoki
Coat of arms
Location of Ilmajoki in Finland
Location of Ilmajoki in Finland
Coordinates: 62°44′N 022°35′E / 62.733°N 22.583°E / 62.733; 22.583Coordinates: 62°44′N 022°35′E / 62.733°N 22.583°E / 62.733; 22.583
Country Finland
Region Southern Ostrobothnia
Sub-region Seinäjoki sub-region
Founded 1865
Government
 • Municipality manager Seppo Pirttikoski
Area (2011-01-01)[1]
 • Total 579.69 km2 (223.82 sq mi)
 • Land 576.79 km2 (222.70 sq mi)
 • Water 2.9 km2 (1.1 sq mi)
Area rank 203rd largest in Finland
Population (2014-09-30)[2]
 • Total 12,167
 • Rank 90th largest in Finland
 • Density 21.09/km2 (54.6/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Finnish 99.1% (official)
 • Swedish 0.2%
 • Others 0.8%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 19.2%
 • 15 to 64 63.8%
 • 65 or older 17%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 19.5%
Website www.ilmajoki.fi

Ilmajoki (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈilmɑjoki], Swedish: Ilmola [ilmolɑ]) is a municipality of Finland.

It is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Southern Ostrobothnia region. The population of Ilmajoki is 12,167 (30 September 2014)[2] and the municipality covers an area of 576.79 km2 (222.70 sq mi) of which 2.90 km2 (1.12 sq mi) is inland water (1 January 2011).[1] The population density is 21.09/km2 (54.6/sq mi).

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

Some notable persons originally from Ilmajoki include javelin thrower Tero Pitkämäki,[6] wrestler Marko Yli-Hannuksela,[7] ethnomusicologist Martti Erik Ala-Könni, and the historical figure Jaakko Ilkka.[8]

The Seinäjoki Airport is located in Ilmajoki. Flybe Nordic has its head office by the airport.[9]

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 30.09.2014" (in Finnish and Swedish). Population Register Center of Finland. Retrieved 17 November 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. ^ Tero Pitkamaki: Javelin World Champ, by Mike Rosenbaum, About.com Guide
  7. ^ Silver medal for Marko Yli-Hannuksela in Greco-Roman wrestling, Helsingin Sanomat Aug. 28, 2004
  8. ^ Jaakko Ilkka, A Rebellion Leader and a Freedom Fighter, by Dr. Veli Niinimaa, Ph.D.
  9. ^ "Flybe Nordic at OH-Bomm Retrieved on 20 September 2013.

External links[edit]

Media related to Ilmajoki at Wikimedia Commons

Kalajaisjärvi, the only lake in Ilmajoki.