Location of Siilinjärvi in Finland
|• Municipal manager||Vesa Lötjönen|
|• Total||507.81 km2 (196.07 sq mi)|
|• Land||400.96 km2 (154.81 sq mi)|
|• Water||106.85 km2 (41.26 sq mi)|
|Area rank||227th largest in Finland|
|• Rank||51st largest in Finland|
|• Density||53.19/km2 (137.8/sq mi)|
|Population by native language|
|• Finnish||99.2% (official)|
|Population by age|
|• 0 to 14||21%|
|• 15 to 64||65.7%|
|• 65 or older||13.4%|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
|• Summer (DST)||EEST (UTC+3)|
|Municipal tax rate||19.5%|
Siilinjärvi is a municipality of Finland. The name, in Finnish, means "Hedgehog Lake." Lakes are essential part of the geography of Siilinjärvi. There are 123 lakes, and the biggest of them are Kallavesi and Juurusvesi–Akonvesi. Water area is 106.85 km2, which is 21 % of the whole area of Siilinjärvi.
Siilinjärvi is located in Eastern Finland, in Northern Savonia, 20 kilometres (12 mi) north of the city of Kuopio. The median age is relatively low; 23% of the population are under 15 years old. The main sources of income are services and industry. Siilinjärvi has eleven elementary schools and two secondary schools (one is located in Suininlahti and one downtown). One of the most important employers in Siilinjärvi is Yara International. Another big employer is Lujabetoni.
Siilinjärvi is the birthplace of politician and prime minister Jyrki Katainen.
Twin towns — Sister cities
Siilinjärvi is twinned with:
- Sunne, Sweden
- Elverum, Norway
- Haslev, Denmark
- Hajdúböszörmény, Hungary
- Kamennogorsk, Russia
- Amberg, Germany
- "Area by municipality as of 1 January 2011" (PDF) (in Finnish and Swedish). Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 9 March 2011.
- "VÄESTÖTIETOJÄRJESTELMÄ REKISTERITILANNE 31.1.2014" (in Finnish and Swedish). Population Register Center of Finland. Retrieved 11 February 2014.
- "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.
- "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.
- "List of municipal and parish tax rates in 2011". Tax Administration of Finland. 29 November 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
- Lakes of Siilinjärvi. Järviwiki Web Service. Retrieved 2014-03-16. (English)
Media related to Siilinjärvi at Wikimedia Commons
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