Ylöjärvi

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Ylöjärvi
Town
Ylöjärven kaupunki
Ylöjärvi library
Ylöjärvi library
Coat of arms of Ylöjärvi
Coat of arms
Location of Ylöjärvi in Finland
Location of Ylöjärvi in Finland
Coordinates: 61°33′N 023°35′E / 61.550°N 23.583°E / 61.550; 23.583Coordinates: 61°33′N 023°35′E / 61.550°N 23.583°E / 61.550; 23.583
Country Finland
Region Pirkanmaa
Sub-region Tampere sub-region
Charter 1869
Town 2004
Government
 • Town manager Pentti Sivunen
Area (2011-01-01)[1]
 • Total 1,324.09 km2 (511.23 sq mi)
 • Land 1,115.47 km2 (430.69 sq mi)
 • Water 208.62 km2 (80.55 sq mi)
Area rank 84th largest in Finland
Population (2014-01-31)[2]
 • Total 31,521
 • Rank 34th largest in Finland
 • Density 28.26/km2 (73.2/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Finnish 98.2% (official)
 • Swedish 0.3%
 • Others 1.5%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 22%
 • 15 to 64 65%
 • 65 or older 13%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 19.75%
Website www.ylojarvi.fi

Ylöjärvi (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈyløjærʋi]) is a town and a municipality in Western Finland, 14 kilometres (9 mi) west of Tampere and 189 kilometres (117 mi) north of Finland´s capital city Helsinki.

The town has a population of 31,521 (31 January 2014)[2] and covers an area of 1,324.09 square kilometres (511.23 sq mi) of which 208.62 km2 (80.55 sq mi) is water. The population density is 28.26 inhabitants per square kilometre (73.2 /sq mi). The population has increased rapidly in recent years, in 1990 it was slightly over 18,000. On 31 December 2011 it was 30,942.

Ylöjärvi was founded as a municipality in 1869. Starting January 1, 2004 it is known as a town.

The famous rock band Eppu Normaali comes from Ylöjärvi.

The municipality of Viljakkala was consolidated with Ylöjärvi on January 1, 2007. The municipality of Kuru was consolidated with Ylöjärvi on January 1, 2009.

Mutala is a fast-growing part of the city.

Tree Mountain[edit]

The town is the location of Tree Mountain, Land Art by Agnes Denes. This work was conceived in 1983, and construction was announced by the Finnish government at the 1992 Earth Summit. Construction was complete in 1996, and the site is legally protected for the next 400 years.[6] Tree Mountain was dedicated in June 1996 by the President of Finland.[7]

International relations[edit]

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Ylöjärvi is twinned with:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "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. ^ "Tree Mountain". Retrieved 2008-10-24. 
  7. ^ "Finnish Parliament documents". Retrieved 2010-09-06. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Ylöjärvi at Wikimedia Commons