Isojoki

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Isojoki
Storå
Municipality
Isojoen kunta
Isojoki church and bell tower
Isojoki church and bell tower
Coat of arms of Isojoki
Coat of arms
Location of Isojoki in Finland
Location of Isojoki in Finland
Coordinates: 62°06′50″N 21°57′30″E / 62.11389°N 21.95833°E / 62.11389; 21.95833Coordinates: 62°06′50″N 21°57′30″E / 62.11389°N 21.95833°E / 62.11389; 21.95833
Country Finland
Region Southern Ostrobothnia
Sub-region Suupohja sub-region
Charter 1855
Government
 • Municipal manager Kaija Hapuanoja
Area(2011-01-01)[1]
 • Total 647.43 km2 (249.97 sq mi)
 • Land 642.38 km2 (248.02 sq mi)
 • Water 5.05 km2 (1.95 sq mi)
Area rank 190th largest in Finland
Population (2014-01-31)[2]
 • Total 2,299
 • Rank 276th largest in Finland
 • Density 3.58/km2 (9.3/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Finnish 98.4% (official)
 • Swedish 0.5%
 • Others 1.1%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 14.7%
 • 15 to 64 58%
 • 65 or older 27.3%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 20.5%
Website www.isojoki.fi

Isojoki (Swedish: Storå) 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 Isojoki is 2,299 (31 January 2014)[2] and the municipality covers an area of 642.38 km2 (248.02 sq mi) of which 5.05 km2 (1.95 sq mi) is inland water (1 January 2011).[1] The population density is 3.58 /km2 (9.3 /sq mi). Although the area isn't very high, one of the highest hills of southern Finland is located here (Lauhanvuori). Many Finns from this area immigrated to Minnesota, in the USA, as well as Michigan.

Industry: Wood, potato, machinery.

Tourism: Lauhanvuori National Park (hotel, viewtower, big smoke sauna, historical nature with many relics from ice-age)

Nature: Mostly Forest, swamp and agriculture

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

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. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Isojoki at Wikimedia Commons