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Petäjäveden kunta
Petäjävesi Old Church
Petäjävesi Old Church
Coat of arms of Petäjävesi
Coat of arms
Location of Petäjävesi in Finland
Location of Petäjävesi in Finland
Coordinates: 62°15.5′N 025°11′E / 62.2583°N 25.183°E / 62.2583; 25.183Coordinates: 62°15.5′N 025°11′E / 62.2583°N 25.183°E / 62.2583; 25.183
Country Finland
Region Central Finland
Sub-region Jyväskylä sub-region
Charter 1868
 • Municipal manager Teppo Sirniö
Area (2011-01-01)[1]
 • Total 495.39 km2 (191.27 sq mi)
 • Land 456.38 km2 (176.21 sq mi)
 • Water 39.01 km2 (15.06 sq mi)
Area rank 233rd largest in Finland
Population (2014-09-30)[2]
 • Total 4,099
 • Rank 213th largest in Finland
 • Density 8.98/km2 (23.3/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Finnish 99.2% (official)
 • Swedish 0.1%
 • Others 0.7%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 18.2%
 • 15 to 64 62%
 • 65 or older 19.8%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 20%

Petäjävesi is a municipality of Finland.

It is located in the province of Western Finland, next to Jyväskylä and is part of the Central Finland region. The municipality has a population of 4,099 (30 September 2014)[2] and covers an area of 495.39 square kilometres (191.27 sq mi) of which 39.01 km2 (15.06 sq mi) is water.[1] There are all together 99 lakes in Petäjävesi. The biggest lakes are Jämsänvesi-Petäjävesi, Ala-Kintaus and Ylä-Kintaus. Karikkoselkä is a lake in Petäjävesi, which is formed by a meteorite.[6] The population density is 8.98 inhabitants per square kilometre (23.3/sq mi).

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

The Petäjävesi Old Church is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The Karikkoselkä impact crater is located southeast of the municipal centre.

People born in Petäjävesi[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 30.09.2014" (in Finnish and Swedish). Population Register Center of Finland. Retrieved 17 November 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. ^ "Petäjävesi (kunta)". Järviwiki. Finland's Environmental Administration. 2012. Retrieved 27 February 2012. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Petäjävesi at Wikimedia Commons