Toivakka

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Toivakka
Municipality
Toivakan kunta
Toivakka Church
Toivakka Church
Coat of arms of Toivakka
Coat of arms
Location of Toivakka in Finland
Location of Toivakka in Finland
Coordinates: 62°06′N 026°05′E / 62.100°N 26.083°E / 62.100; 26.083Coordinates: 62°06′N 026°05′E / 62.100°N 26.083°E / 62.100; 26.083
Country Finland
Region Central Finland
Sub-region Jyväskylä sub-region
Charter 1910
Government
 • Municipal manager Erkki Pyökkimies
Area(2011-01-01)[1]
 • Total 413.94 km2 (159.82 sq mi)
 • Land 361.50 km2 (139.58 sq mi)
 • Water 52.44 km2 (20.25 sq mi)
Area rank 248th largest in Finland
Population (2014-01-31)[2]
 • Total 2,465
 • Rank 272nd largest in Finland
 • Density 6.82/km2 (17.7/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Finnish 99.5% (official)
 • Others 0.5%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 16.3%
 • 15 to 64 63%
 • 65 or older 20.7%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 20.5%
Website www.toivakka.fi

Toivakka is a municipality of Finland.

It is located in the province of Western Finland, near Jyväskylä and is part of the Central Finland region. The municipality has a population of 2,465 (31 January 2014)[2] and covers an area of 413.94 square kilometres (159.82 sq mi) of which 52.44 km2 (20.25 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 6.82 inhabitants per square kilometre (17.7 /sq mi). Neighbour municipalities are Hankasalmi, Joutsa, Jyväskylä, Kangasniemi, Laukaa and Muurame.

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

Nature[edit]

There are altogether 82 lakes in Toivakka.[citation needed] The biggest lakes are Päijänne, Maunonen and Palosenjärvi.[citation needed]

Twinnings[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. 
  6. ^ "Sõprussuhted" (in Estonian). Kambja vald. Retrieved 2 May 2012. 

External links[edit]

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