Utajärvi

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Utajärvi
Municipality
Utajärvi Church
Utajärvi Church
Coat of arms of Utajärvi
Coat of arms
Location of Utajärvi in Finland
Location of Utajärvi in Finland
Coordinates: 64°45′N 026°25′E / 64.750°N 26.417°E / 64.750; 26.417Coordinates: 64°45′N 026°25′E / 64.750°N 26.417°E / 64.750; 26.417
Country Finland
Region Northern Ostrobothnia
Sub-region Oulunkaari sub-region
Charter 1865
Government
 • Municipality manager Kyösti Juujärvi
Area(2011-01-01)[1]
 • Total 1,736.70 km2 (670.54 sq mi)
 • Land 1,671.15 km2 (645.23 sq mi)
 • Water 65.55 km2 (25.31 sq mi)
Area rank 55th largest in Finland
Population (2014-01-31)[2]
 • Total 2,952
 • Rank 249th largest in Finland
 • Density 1.77/km2 (4.6/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Finnish 99.7% (official)
 • Others 0.3%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 17.5%
 • 15 to 64 60.9%
 • 65 or older 21.6%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 19.5%
Website www.utajarvi.fi

Utajärvi 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 2,952 (31 January 2014)[2] and covers an area of 1,736.70 square kilometres (670.54 sq mi) of which 65.55 km2 (25.31 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 1.77 inhabitants per square kilometre (4.6 /sq mi). The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

The municipality is probably best known of the moraine region of Rokua, which is a popular summer and sports resort.

The popular rockgroup 22-Pistepirkko was formed in Utajärvi in 1980.

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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