Juankoski

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Juankoski
Strömsdal
Municipality
Juankosken kaupunki
Säyneinen Church in Juankoski
Säyneinen Church in Juankoski
Coat of arms of Juankoski
Coat of arms
Location of Juankoski in Finland
Location of Juankoski in Finland
Coordinates: 63°04′N 028°20′E / 63.067°N 28.333°E / 63.067; 28.333Coordinates: 63°04′N 028°20′E / 63.067°N 28.333°E / 63.067; 28.333
Country Finland
Region Northern Savonia
Sub-region Northeastern Savonia sub-region
Charter 1925
Town privileges 1998
Government
 • Municipal manager Petri Kangasperko
Area(2011-01-01)[1]
 • Total 586.29 km2 (226.37 sq mi)
 • Land 465.31 km2 (179.66 sq mi)
 • Water 120.98 km2 (46.71 sq mi)
Area rank 199th largest in Finland
Population (2014-01-31)[2]
 • Total 5,108
 • Rank 185th largest in Finland
 • Density 10.98/km2 (28.4/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Finnish 98.8% (official)
 • Others 1.2%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 13.8%
 • 15 to 64 64.3%
 • 65 or older 21.9%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 21%
Website www.juankoski.fi

Juankoski (Swedish: Strömsdal) is a town and municipality of Finland.

It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the Northern Savonia region. The town has a population of 5,108 (31 January 2014)[2] and covers an area of 586.29 square kilometres (226.37 sq mi) of which 120.98 km2 (46.71 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 10.98 inhabitants per square kilometre (28.4 /sq mi). Juankoski became a town in 1998.

Neighbouring municipalities of Juankoski are Juuka, Kaavi, Tuusniemi, Kuopio, Nilsiä and Rautavaara.

Villages Akonvesi, Hipanlahti, Jouhteninen (Joutseninen), Muuruvesi (village), Säyneinen (village), Vehkalahti, Västinniemi and Akonpohja,which is located in address 73500

Eija Ahvo, musician Kaj Chydenius, musician Hanna-Kaisa Heikkinen, MP Jaakko Kolmonen, TV chef Anemone Kekäläinen, opera singer Jori Sivonen, pop composer Rauno Kettunen, former MP Timi Lexikon, rap / hip-hop artist (Muuruvesi) Joonas Hämäläinen, Finlands 1st MasterChef

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

Kaj Chydenius, a Finnish composer, and Juice Leskinen, a Finnish singer–songwriter, were born in Juankoski.

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 Juankoski at Wikimedia Commons