Jämsä

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Jämsä
Town
Jämsän kaupunki
Jämsänkoski Rapid
Jämsänkoski Rapid
Coat of arms of Jämsä
Coat of arms
Location of Jämsä in Finland
Location of Jämsä in Finland
Coordinates: 61°52′N 025°11′E / 61.867°N 25.183°E / 61.867; 25.183Coordinates: 61°52′N 025°11′E / 61.867°N 25.183°E / 61.867; 25.183
Country Finland
Region Central Finland
Sub-region Jämsä sub-region
Charter 1866
Government
 • Town manager Tapani Mattila
Area (2011-01-01)[1]
 • Total 1,823.91 km2 (704.22 sq mi)
 • Land 1,571.34 km2 (606.70 sq mi)
 • Water 252.57 km2 (97.52 sq mi)
Area rank 52nd largest in Finland
Population (2014-01-31)[2]
 • Total 22,392
 • Rank 44th largest in Finland
 • Density 14.25/km2 (36.9/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Finnish 98.8% (official)
 • Swedish 0.1%
 • Others 1.1%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 15.9%
 • 15 to 64 62.7%
 • 65 or older 21.4%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 21%
Website www.jamsa.fi

Jämsä is a town and municipality of Finland.

It is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Central Finland region. The municipality has a population of 22,392 (31 January 2014)[2] and covers an area of 1,823.91 square kilometres (704.22 sq mi) of which 252.57 km2 (97.52 sq mi) is water.[1] There are all together even 465 lakes in Jämsä. Largest lakes are Päijänne, Koljonselkä and Lake Kuorevesi.[6] The population density is 14.25 inhabitants per square kilometre (36.9 /sq mi).

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

The municipality of Kuorevesi was consolidated with Jämsä in 2001. The municipality of Längelmäki was partly consolidated with Jämsä in 2007. The municipality of Jämsänkoski was consolidated with Jämsä in the beginning of 2009.

It is the center of Finnish aeronautics industry – the aircraft factory and aeronautical engineering offices of Patria is located at Halli Airport in Jämsä.

Twin cities[edit]

Gallery[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. ^ "Jämsä". Järviwiki. Finland's Environmental Administration. 2012. Retrieved 27 February 2012. 
  7. ^ "Ystävyyskaupungit" (in Finnish). Suomalais-venäläinen kauppakamari. Retrieved 7 May 2012. 
  8. ^ "Jämsä" (in Finnish). Suomen kaupunkiopas. Retrieved 7 May 2012. 
  9. ^ "Jämsä" (in Finnish). Suomen kaupunkiopas. Retrieved 7 May 2012. 
  10. ^ "Jämsä" (in Finnish). Suomen kaupunkiopas. Retrieved 7 May 2012. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Jämsä at Wikimedia Commons