Pieksämäki

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Pieksämäki
Town
Pieksämäen kaupunki
Pieksämäki from the water tower
Pieksämäki from the water tower
Coat of arms of Pieksämäki
Coat of arms
Location of Pieksämäki in Finland
Location of Pieksämäki in Finland
Coordinates: 62°18′N 027°08′E / 62.300°N 27.133°E / 62.300; 27.133Coordinates: 62°18′N 027°08′E / 62.300°N 27.133°E / 62.300; 27.133
Country Finland
Region Southern Savonia
Sub-region Pieksämäki sub-region
Charter 1962
Re-established 2007
Government
 • Town manager Tapio Turunen
Area(2011-01-01)[1]
 • Total 1,836.39 km2 (709.03 sq mi)
 • Land 1,569.63 km2 (606.04 sq mi)
 • Water 266.76 km2 (103.00 sq mi)
Area rank 51st largest in Finland
Population (2014-01-31)[2]
 • Total 19,672
 • Rank 57th largest in Finland
 • Density 12.53/km2 (32.5/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Finnish 98.5% (official)
 • Swedish 0.1%
 • Others 1.4%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 13.6%
 • 15 to 64 63.3%
 • 65 or older 23.1%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 19.75%
Website www.pieksamaki.fi

Pieksämäki is a town and municipality of Finland.

It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the Southern Savonia region.The town has a population of 19,672 (31 January 2014)[2] and covers an area of 1,836.39 square kilometres (709.03 sq mi) of which 266.76 km2 (103.00 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 12.53 inhabitants per square kilometre (32.5 /sq mi).. Neighbour municipalities are Hankasalmi, Joroinen, Juva, Kangasniemi, Leppävirta, Mikkeli, Rautalampi and Suonenjoki.

The town of Pieksämäki was formed on January 1, 2007 with the consolidation of the municipalities of Pieksämäki and Pieksänmaa.

Pieksämäki railway station is an important junction for the Finnish railway network, and Savo Railway Museum is located in the area.

The Mikkeli University of Applied Sciences' Campus of Forestry is located in Pieksämäki.

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

Politics[edit]

Results of the Finnish parliamentary election, 2011 in Pieksämäki:

International relations[edit]

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Pieksämäki is twinned with:

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 Pieksämäki at Wikimedia Commons