Rautjärvi

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Rautjärvi
Municipality
Rautjärven kunta
Simpele church in Rautjärvi
Simpele church in Rautjärvi
Coat of arms of Rautjärvi
Coat of arms
Location of Rautjärvi in Finland
Location of Rautjärvi in Finland
Coordinates: 61°26′N 029°21′E / 61.433°N 29.350°E / 61.433; 29.350Coordinates: 61°26′N 029°21′E / 61.433°N 29.350°E / 61.433; 29.350
Country Finland
Region South Karelia
Sub-region Imatra sub-region
Charter 1871
Government
 • Municipal manager Harri Anttila
Area (2011-01-01)[1]
 • Total 401.89 km2 (155.17 sq mi)
 • Land 351.64 km2 (135.77 sq mi)
 • Water 50.25 km2 (19.40 sq mi)
Area rank 249th largest in Finland
Population (2014-01-31)[2]
 • Total 3,841
 • Rank 218th largest in Finland
 • Density 10.92/km2 (28.3/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Finnish 98.7% (official)
 • Others 1.2%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 13%
 • 15 to 64 60.4%
 • 65 or older 26.6%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 19%
Website www.rautjarvi.fi

Rautjärvi is a municipality of Finland.

It is located in the province of Southern Finland and is part of the South Karelia region. The municipality has a population of 3,841 (31 January 2014)[2] and covers an area of 401.89 square kilometres (155.17 sq mi) of which 50.25 km2 (19.40 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 10.92 inhabitants per square kilometre (28.3 /sq mi).

The municipality is unilingually Finnish. It was the birthplace of legendary sniper Simo Häyhä, hero of the Winter War of World War II.

Notable people[edit]

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]

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