Reisjärvi

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Reisjärvi
Municipality
Reisjärven kunta
Reisjärvi Church
Reisjärvi Church
Coat of arms of Reisjärvi
Coat of arms
Location of Reisjärvi in Finland
Location of Reisjärvi in Finland
Coordinates: 63°36.3′N 024°56′E / 63.6050°N 24.933°E / 63.6050; 24.933Coordinates: 63°36.3′N 024°56′E / 63.6050°N 24.933°E / 63.6050; 24.933
Country Finland
Region Northern Ostrobothnia
Sub-region Nivala–Haapajärvi sub-region
Charter 1868
Government
 • Municipal manager Pekka Leppänen
Area(2011-01-01)[1]
 • Total 503.17 km2 (194.28 sq mi)
 • Land 474.36 km2 (183.15 sq mi)
 • Water 28.81 km2 (11.12 sq mi)
Area rank 231st largest in Finland
Population (2014-01-31)[2]
 • Total 2,992
 • Rank 250th largest in Finland
 • Density 6.31/km2 (16.3/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Finnish 99.5% (official)
 • Swedish 0.1%
 • Others 0.4%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 20.1%
 • 15 to 64 60.7%
 • 65 or older 19.1%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 21%
Website www.reisjarvi.fi

Reisjärvi 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 2,992 (31 January 2014)[2] and covers an area of 503.17 square kilometres (194.28 sq mi) of which 28.81 km2 (11.12 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 6.31 inhabitants per square kilometre (16.3 /sq mi).

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

Geography[edit]

The habitation in Reisjärvi is clustered into villages ("kylä"). The locals might recognize at least the following villages: Keskusta (the center), Hylkiranta, Järvikylä, Kalaja, Kangaskylä, Kinnulanranta, Kiljanranta, Köyhänperä, Leppälahti, Levonperä, Lokkiperä, Metsäperä, Mäntyperä, Räisälänmäki.

Reisjärvi has a highly diverse nature, with lots of lakes, ponds and smaller rivers, rocks and cliffs but also marshes and lowlands. A very remarkable sight of Reisjärvi nature is probably the northernmost or one of the northernmost in Finland habitats of wild Small-leaved Lime (Tilia cordata), 63° 38′ N. There have still been growing 7 old long-boled limes in mixed forest on cape Kokkoniemi jutting out into lake Pitkäjärvi. The site is in private possession but it is a grove of national significance.[6][7][8][9] Following the Peuranpolku ("deer's path") trailing route, which begins in Reisjärvi, provides an excellent view into the landscape of the area. The cliffs and rock fields of the Raura area have been shaped by the ice age.

Politics[edit]

Reisjärvi has traditionally been a strong area for the Centre Party. For example in the first round of 2006 presidential elections, the Centre Party candidate Matti Vanhanen got 57.1% of all votes from Reisjärvi. The municipal council of Reisjärvi is also dominated by the Centre Party: in the period 2004–2008 it held 15 positions against 4 positions for National Coalition Party and 1 for Social Democrats and Left Alliance each.

Events[edit]

  • The Finnish Porcelain Summer, organized every year since 1996. International get-together for porcelain painters and anyone interested in the art of porcelain. Main organizer is Aira Suomela.

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. ^ LUONTAINEN NIINIPUU KESKI-POHJANMAALLA JA LÄHIYMPÄRISTÖSSÄ — Suomen pohjoisimmat esiintymät. Loppuraportti Metsämiesten Säätiölle hankkeesta ”Luonnonvaraisen metsälehmuksen eli niinipuun esiintymisen ja sen historian selvittäminen Keski-Pohjanmaalla ja lähiympäristössä”. Esa Heino: Metla/Kannuksen yksikkö 2005. (in Finnish) (PDF).
  7. ^ "METSÄLEHMUS JA SEN MIKROLISÄYS" — HAMK — Hämeen Ammattikorkeakoulu. Ammattikorkeakoulun opinnäytetyö. Maisemasuunnittelun koulutusohjelma. Rauli Häyrynen: Lepaa, 15.4.2011. (in Finnish) (PDF).
  8. ^ NatureGate: Small-leaved Lime (Tilia cordata)
  9. ^ Helsingin yliopisto. Kasviatlas. Suomen putkilokasvien levinneisyyskartasto. Metsälehmus (Tilia cordata) (in Finnish)

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