Pyhäntä

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Pyhäntä
Municipality
Pyhännän kunta
Pyhäntä Church
Pyhäntä Church
Coat of arms of Pyhäntä
Coat of arms
Location of Pyhäntä in Finland
Location of Pyhäntä in Finland
Coordinates: 64°06′N 026°20′E / 64.100°N 26.333°E / 64.100; 26.333Coordinates: 64°06′N 026°20′E / 64.100°N 26.333°E / 64.100; 26.333
Country Finland
Region Northern Ostrobothnia
Sub-region Siikalatva sub-region
Charter 1899
Government
 • Municipal manager Jouko Nissinen
Area(2011-01-01)[1]
 • Total 847.48 km2 (327.21 sq mi)
 • Land 810.76 km2 (313.04 sq mi)
 • Water 36.72 km2 (14.18 sq mi)
Area rank 136th largest in Finland
Population (2014-01-31)[2]
 • Total 1,581
 • Rank 305th largest in Finland
 • Density 1.95/km2 (5.1/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Finnish 99.8% (official)
 • Others 0.2%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 22%
 • 15 to 64 62.8%
 • 65 or older 15.2%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 19.75%
Website www.pyhanta.fi

Pyhäntä is a municipality of Finland.

It is located in the province of Oulu and is part of the Northern Ostrobothnia region. The municipality has a population of 1,581 (31 January 2014)[2] and covers an area of 847.48 square kilometres (327.21 sq mi) of which 36.72 km2 (14.18 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 1.95 inhabitants per square kilometre (5.1 /sq mi). Neighbour municipalities are Kajaani, Kiuruvesi, Kärsämäki, Pyhäjärvi, Siikalatva and Vieremä.

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

Nature[edit]

There is many conservation areas in municipality.

About 60% of area is covered by swamps. Surface variation is larger than typically in Ostrobothnia (historical province).

One of the biggest lake is Iso Lamujärvi.

Some villages[edit]

Ahokylä, Ojalankylä, Lamujoki, Tavastkenkä and Viitamäki.

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 Pyhäntä at Wikimedia Commons