Joutsa

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Joutsa
Municipality
Joutsan kunta
Joutsa Church
Joutsa Church
Coat of arms of Joutsa
Coat of arms
Location of Joutsa in Finland
Location of Joutsa in Finland
Coordinates: 61°44.5′N 026°07′E / 61.7417°N 26.117°E / 61.7417; 26.117Coordinates: 61°44.5′N 026°07′E / 61.7417°N 26.117°E / 61.7417; 26.117
Country Finland
Region Central Finland
Sub-region Joutsa sub-region
Government
 • Municipal manager Harri Nissinen
Area (2011-01-01)[1]
 • Total 1,066.42 km2 (411.75 sq mi)
 • Land 867.17 km2 (334.82 sq mi)
 • Water 199.25 km2 (76.93 sq mi)
Area rank 105th largest in Finland
Population (2014-01-31)[2]
 • Total 4,909
 • Rank 189th largest in Finland
 • Density 5.66/km2 (14.7/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Finnish 98.9% (official)
 • Swedish 0.2%
 • Others 0.9%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 12.6%
 • 15 to 64 60.2%
 • 65 or older 27.2%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 19.5%
Website www.joutsa.fi

Joutsa is a 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 4,909 (31 January 2014)[2] and covers an area of 1,066.42 square kilometres (411.75 sq mi) of which 199.25 km2 (76.93 sq mi) is water.[1] [1] The population density is 5.66 inhabitants per square kilometre (14.7 /sq mi).

Neighbouring municipalities: Hartola, Hirvensalmi, Jyväskylä, Kangasniemi, Luhanka, Pertunmaa and Toivakka. Municipality of Leivonmäki was consolidated with Joutsa on January 1, 2008.

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

Nature and Culture[edit]

There are all together 192 lakes in Joutsa. Biggest lakes are Puula, Suontee and Jääsjärvi.[6]

Leivonmäki National Park is located in Joutsa. At area is swamps, beaches and forest in esker.


Newspapers:

  • Joutsan seutu is published in Joutsa and Luhanka.
  • Itä-Häme

Sahticulture in Joutsa is known by Joutsan sahti.

Some villages[edit]

Havumäki, Kivisuo, Kälä, Laitjärvi, Lapinkylä, Leivonmäki, Marjotaipale, Pärnämäki, Ruokoranta, Ruorasmäki, Rutalahti, Savenaho, Selänpohja, Taka-Ikola, Tammilahti, Tolvasniemi, and Vehmaa

Gallery[edit]

Twinnings[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "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. ^ "Joutsa". Järviwiki. Finland's Environmental Administration. 2012. Retrieved 27 February 2012. 
  7. ^ "Suomen kuntien ystävyyskunnat" (in Finnish). Embassy of Finland in Estonia. Retrieved 7 May 2012. 
  8. ^ "Ystävyyskunnat" (in Finnish). Pohjola-Norden. Retrieved 7 May 2012. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Joutsa at Wikimedia Commons