Merijärvi

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Merijärvi
Municipality
Merijärven kunta
Coat of arms of Merijärvi
Coat of arms
Location of Merijärvi in Finland
Location of Merijärvi in Finland
Coordinates: 64°17.8′N 024°26.8′E / 64.2967°N 24.4467°E / 64.2967; 24.4467Coordinates: 64°17.8′N 024°26.8′E / 64.2967°N 24.4467°E / 64.2967; 24.4467
Country Finland
Region Northern Ostrobothnia
Sub-region Ylivieska sub-region
Charter 1866
Government
 • Municipal manager Kaija Eskola
Area(2011-01-01)[1]
 • Total 231.63 km2 (89.43 sq mi)
 • Land 229.83 km2 (88.74 sq mi)
 • Water 1.8 km2 (0.7 sq mi)
Area rank 292nd largest in Finland
Population (2014-01-31)[2]
 • Total 1,199
 • Rank 319th largest in Finland
 • Density 5.22/km2 (13.5/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Finnish 99.6% (official)
 • Others 0.4%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 22.5%
 • 15 to 64 59.1%
 • 65 or older 18.4%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 20%
Website www.merijarvi.fi

Merijärvi is a municipality of Finland.

It is located in the province of Oulu and is part of the Northern Ostrobothnia region. The municipality has a population of 1,199 (31 January 2014)[2] and covers an area of 231.63 square kilometres (89.43 sq mi) of which 1.8 km2 (0.69 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 5.22 inhabitants per square kilometre (13.5 /sq mi).

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

Famous people in Merijärvi[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. 

External links[edit]

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