Pyhäjoki

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Pyhäjoki
Municipality
Pyhäjoen kunta
Coat of arms of Pyhäjoki
Coat of arms
Location of Pyhäjoki in Finland
Location of Pyhäjoki in Finland
Coordinates: 64°28′N 024°15.5′E / 64.467°N 24.2583°E / 64.467; 24.2583Coordinates: 64°28′N 024°15.5′E / 64.467°N 24.2583°E / 64.467; 24.2583
Country Finland
Region Northern Ostrobothnia
Sub-region Raahe sub-region
Charter 1865
Government
 • Municipal manager Matti Soronen
Area(2011-01-01)[1]
 • Total 1,365.31 km2 (527.15 sq mi)
 • Land 542.06 km2 (209.29 sq mi)
 • Water 823.25 km2 (317.86 sq mi)
Area rank 79th largest in Finland
Population (2014-01-31)[2]
 • Total 3,350
 • Rank 236th largest in Finland
 • Density 6.18/km2 (16.0/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Finnish 98.8% (official)
 • Swedish 0.4%
 • Others 0.9%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 18.1%
 • 15 to 64 62.4%
 • 65 or older 19.5%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 19.75%
Website www.pyhajoki.fi

Pyhäjoki is a municipality of Finland. It is located in the province of Oulu and is part of the Northern Ostrobothnia region.

The municipality is located on the Gulf of Bothnia at the mouth of the river Pyhäjoki. It has a population of 3,350 (31 January 2014)[2] and covers an area of 1,365.31 square kilometres (527.15 sq mi) of which 823.25 km2 (317.86 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 6.18 inhabitants per square kilometre (16.0 /sq mi). The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

Fennovoima, a Finnish nuclear power company, plans to build a nuclear power plant at Pyhäjoki. The power plant would be operational in 2020.[6]

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. 
  6. ^ "New nuclear reactor to be built at Pyhäjoki". YLE News. Helsinki: Yleisradio Oy. 5 October 2011. Retrieved 5 October 2011. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Pyhäjoki at Wikimedia Commons