Karijoki

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Karijoki
Bötom
Municipality
Karijoen kunta
Coat of arms of Karijoki
Coat of arms
Location of Karijoki in Finland
Location of Karijoki in Finland
Coordinates: 62°18.5′N 021°42.5′E / 62.3083°N 21.7083°E / 62.3083; 21.7083Coordinates: 62°18.5′N 021°42.5′E / 62.3083°N 21.7083°E / 62.3083; 21.7083
Country Finland
Region Southern Ostrobothnia
Sub-region Suupohja sub-region
Government
 • Municipal manager Matti Aulis
Area(2011-01-01)[1]
 • Total 186.55 km2 (72.03 sq mi)
 • Land 185.77 km2 (71.73 sq mi)
 • Water 0.78 km2 (0.30 sq mi)
Area rank 308th largest in Finland
Population (2014-01-31)[2]
 • Total 1,503
 • Rank 308th largest in Finland
 • Density 8.09/km2 (21.0/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Finnish 97.8% (official)
 • Swedish 2.2%
 • Others 0.1%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 13.8%
 • 15 to 64 59.7%
 • 65 or older 26.5%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 20%
Website www.karijoki.fi

Karijoki (Swedish: Bötom) 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 Karijoki is 1,503 (January 31, 2014)[2] and the municipality covers an area of 185.77 km2 (71.73 sq mi) of which 0.78 km2 (0.30 sq mi) is inland water (January 1, 2011).[1] The population density is 8.09 /km2 (21.0 /sq mi).

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

A neanderthal cave, the Wolf cave, was found in the Pyhävuori mountains in Karijoki in 1997.

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 Karijoki at Wikimedia Commons

Karijoki in 1990