Muurame

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Muurame
Municipality
Muuramen kunta
Muurame Church, designed by Alvar Aalto
Muurame Church, designed by Alvar Aalto
Coat of arms of Muurame
Coat of arms
Location of Muurame in Finland
Location of Muurame in Finland
Coordinates: 62°08′N 025°40.5′E / 62.133°N 25.6750°E / 62.133; 25.6750Coordinates: 62°08′N 025°40.5′E / 62.133°N 25.6750°E / 62.133; 25.6750
Country Finland
Region Central Finland
Sub-region Jyväskylä sub-region
Charter 1921
Government
 • Municipal manager Ari Ranta-aho
Area (2011-01-01)[1]
 • Total 194.05 km2 (74.92 sq mi)
 • Land 144.06 km2 (55.62 sq mi)
 • Water 49.99 km2 (19.30 sq mi)
Area rank 305th largest in Finland
Population (2014-01-31)[2]
 • Total 9,447
 • Rank 114th largest in Finland
 • Density 65.58/km2 (169.9/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Finnish 98.9% (official)
 • Swedish 0.1%
 • Others 1%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 23.4%
 • 15 to 64 65%
 • 65 or older 11.6%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 19.5%
Website www.muurame.fi

Muurame is a municipality of Finland, located 16 kilometres (10 mi) south-west of Jyväskylä. Muurame itself is located between two lakes, Lake Päijänne and Lake Muuratjärvi. These two lakes are connected to each other via River Muurame. All together there are 37 lakes in Muurame. Biggest lakes beside Päijänne are Muuratjärvi and Lake Kuusjärvi.[6] River Muurame streams through the population center of Muurame. Muurame was founded in 1921.

Church of Muurame is of Alvar Aalto's design.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Area by municipality as of 1 January 2011" (PDF) (in Finnish and Swedish). Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 9 March 2011. 
  2. ^ "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. ^ "Muurame". Järviwiki. Finland's Environmental Administration. 2012. Retrieved 27 February 2012. 
  7. ^ "Välissuhted" (in Estonian). Alatskivi vald. Retrieved 2 May 2012. 
  8. ^ "Muurame Info" (in Finnish). Municipality of Muurame. Retrieved 7 May 2012. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Muurame at Wikimedia Commons