Sysmä

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Sysmä
Municipality
Sysmän kunta
Sunset at Lake Päijänne and Päijätsalo natural park
Sunset at Lake Päijänne and Päijätsalo natural park
Coat of arms of Sysmä
Coat of arms
Location of Sysmä in Finland
Location of Sysmä in Finland
Coordinates: 61°30′N 025°41′E / 61.500°N 25.683°E / 61.500; 25.683Coordinates: 61°30′N 025°41′E / 61.500°N 25.683°E / 61.500; 25.683
Country Finland
Region Päijänne Tavastia
Sub-region Heinola sub-region
Founded 1442
Government
 • Municipal manager Marketta Kitkiöjoki
Area(2011-01-01)[1]
 • Total 936.18 km2 (361.46 sq mi)
 • Land 667.04 km2 (257.55 sq mi)
 • Water 269.14 km2 (103.92 sq mi)
Area rank 119th largest in Finland
Population (2014-01-31)[2]
 • Total 4,263
 • Rank 210th largest in Finland
 • Density 6.39/km2 (16.6/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Finnish 98.4% (official)
 • Swedish 0.2%
 • Others 1.4%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 12.5%
 • 15 to 64 57.8%
 • 65 or older 29.7%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 19%
Website www.sysma.fi

Sysmä is a municipality of Finland situated in Southern Finland and is part of the Päijänne Tavastia region. The municipality has a population of 4,263 (31 January 2014)[2] and covers an area of 936.18 square kilometres (361.46 sq mi) of which 269.14 km2 (103.92 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 6.39 inhabitants per square kilometre (16.6 /sq mi).

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

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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