Padasjoki

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Padasjoki
Municipality
Padasjoen kunta
PaijannepurjehduskuvaP.jpg
Coat of arms of Padasjoki
Coat of arms
Location of Padasjoki in Finland
Location of Padasjoki in Finland
Coordinates: 61°21′N 025°16.5′E / 61.350°N 25.2750°E / 61.350; 25.2750Coordinates: 61°21′N 025°16.5′E / 61.350°N 25.2750°E / 61.350; 25.2750
Country Finland
Region Päijänne Tavastia
Sub-region Lahti sub-region
Charter 1442
Municipality 1865
Government
 • Municipal manager Heikki Jaakkola
Area (2011-01-01)[1]
 • Total 729.87 km2 (281.80 sq mi)
 • Land 523.19 km2 (202.00 sq mi)
 • Water 206.68 km2 (79.80 sq mi)
Area rank 169th largest in Finland
Population (2014-01-31)[2]
 • Total 3,358
 • Rank 235th largest in Finland
 • Density 6.42/km2 (16.6/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Finnish 98.9% (official)
 • Swedish 0.3%
 • Others 0.7%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 13.3%
 • 15 to 64 58.2%
 • 65 or older 28.5%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 19.75%
Website www.padasjoki.fi

Padasjoki is a municipality of Finland.

It is located in the province of Southern Finland and is part of the Päijänne Tavastia region. The municipality has a population of 3,358 (31 January 2014)[2] and covers an area of 729.87 square kilometres (281.80 sq mi) of which 206.68 km2 (79.80 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 6.42 inhabitants per square kilometre (16.6 /sq mi).

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

Padasjoki is known as a summer cottage municipality. By number, it has more holiday homes than permanent residents.

In February, Padasjoki hosts 7.5km long annual full moon skiing event and competition on the frozen Lake Päijänne, and during the first weekend of July it hosts a home-brewed beer market (Sahtimarkkinat). The Padasjoki Marina also loans itself every second year as the starting point for a sailing competition (Päijännepurjehdus).

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 Padasjoki at Wikimedia Commons