Nivala

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Nivala
Town
Nivalan kaupunki
Nivala stadshus.JPG
Coat of arms of Nivala
Coat of arms
Location of Nivala in Finland
Location of Nivala in Finland
Coordinates: 63°55.5′N 024°58.5′E / 63.9250°N 24.9750°E / 63.9250; 24.9750Coordinates: 63°55.5′N 024°58.5′E / 63.9250°N 24.9750°E / 63.9250; 24.9750
Country Finland
Region Northern Ostrobothnia
Sub-region Nivala–Haapajärvi sub-region
Charter 1867
Town privileges 1992
Government
 • Town manager Kari Valtanen
Area (2011-01-01)[1]
 • Total 536.87 km2 (207.29 sq mi)
 • Land 527.95 km2 (203.84 sq mi)
 • Water 8.92 km2 (3.44 sq mi)
Area rank 217th largest in Finland
Population (2014-11-30)[2]
 • Total 10,950
 • Rank 93rd largest in Finland
 • Density 20.74/km2 (53.7/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Finnish 99.2% (official)
 • Swedish 0.1%
 • Others 0.7%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 23%
 • 15 to 64 60.4%
 • 65 or older 16.6%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 20.5%
Website www.nivala.fi

Nivala is a town and municipality of Finland. It is located in the province of Oulu and is part of the Northern Ostrobothnia region. The town has a population of 10,950 (30 November 2014)[2] and covers an area of 536.87 square kilometres (207.29 sq mi) of which 8.92 km2 (3.44 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 20.74 inhabitants per square kilometre (53.7/sq mi). Neighbouring municipalities are Haapajärvi, Haapavesi, Sievi, and Ylivieska. The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

Nature[edit]

The Kalajoki river flows through the municipality. The biggest lake in the region is Pidisjärvi and the two other lakes are Suojärvi and Erkkisjärvi.

Famous people[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 30.11.2014" (in Finnish and Swedish). Population Register Center of Finland. Retrieved 29 December 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 Nivala at Wikimedia Commons