Pudasjärvi

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Pudasjärvi
Town
Pudasjärven kaupunki
Coat of arms of Pudasjärvi
Coat of arms
Location of Pudasjärvi in Finland
Location of Pudasjärvi in Finland
Coordinates: 65°21.5′N 027°00′E / 65.3583°N 27.000°E / 65.3583; 27.000Coordinates: 65°21.5′N 027°00′E / 65.3583°N 27.000°E / 65.3583; 27.000
Country Finland
Region Northern Ostrobothnia
Sub-region Oulu Arc sub-region
Established 1865
City rights 2004
Government
Area (2011-01-01)[1]
 • Total 5,867.24 km2 (2,265.35 sq mi)
 • Land 5,638.57 km2 (2,177.06 sq mi)
 • Water 228.67 km2 (88.29 sq mi)
Area rank 8th largest in Finland
Population (2014-11-30)[2]
 • Total 8,406
 • Rank 122nd largest in Finland
 • Density 1.49/km2 (3.9/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Finnish 99.5% (official)
 • Swedish 0.1%
 • Others 0.3%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 17.3%
 • 15 to 64 60.9%
 • 65 or older 21.8%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 20.5%
Website www.pudasjarvi.fi

Pudasjärvi is a town and a municipality of Finland.

It is located in the province of Oulu and is part of the Northern Ostrobothnia region. The city has a population of 8,406 (30 November 2014)[2] and covers an area of 5,867.24 square kilometres (2,265.35 sq mi) of which 228.67 km2 (88.29 sq mi) is water. The population density is 1.49 inhabitants per square kilometre (3.9/sq mi).[1] Pudasjärvi is by area the second largest town in Finland (as of 2006, Rovaniemi is the largest) and one of the largest in the world.

Pudasjärvi is famed for its nature, and is the home of the southernmost fell area in Finland, Syöte.

The oldest dated rock formations within the European Union can be found in Siuruankylä, Pudasjärvi. The trondhjemite gneiss is aged 3,500 million years.[6]

Two famous Finnish melodic death metal bands, Kalmah and Eternal Tears of Sorrow have been formed in Pudasjärvi.

Politics[edit]

Results of the Finnish parliamentary election, 2011 in Pudasjärvi:

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. 
  6. ^ Geological Survey of Finland annual report 2003

External links[edit]

Media related to Pudasjärvi at Wikimedia Commons