Alajärvi

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Alajärvi
Town
Alajärven kaupunki
Alajärvi Church
Alajärvi Church
Coat of arms of Alajärvi
Coat of arms
Location of Alajärvi in Finland
Location of Alajärvi in Finland
Coordinates: 63°00′N 023°49′E / 63.000°N 23.817°E / 63.000; 23.817Coordinates: 63°00′N 023°49′E / 63.000°N 23.817°E / 63.000; 23.817
Country  Finland
Region Southern Ostrobothnia
Sub-region Järviseutu sub-region
Charter 1869
Town privileges 1986
Government
 • Town manager Vesa Koivunen
Area (2018-01-01)[1]
 • Total 1,056.74 km2 (408.01 sq mi)
 • Land 1,008.76 km2 (389.48 sq mi)
 • Water 47.99 km2 (18.53 sq mi)
Area rank 78th largest in Finland
Population (2017-08-31)[2]
 • Total 9,890
 • Rank 99th largest in Finland
 • Density 9.8/km2 (25/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Finnish 98.9% (official)
 • Swedish 0.1%
 • Others 1%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 18.8%
 • 15 to 64 61.1%
 • 65 or older 20.1%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 20.5%
Website www.alajarvi.fi

Alajärvi is a town and municipality of Finland.

It is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Southern Ostrobothnia region. The town has a population of 9,890 (31 August 2017)[2] and covers an area of 1,056.74 square kilometres (408.01 sq mi) of which 47.99 km2 (18.53 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 9.8 inhabitants per square kilometre (25/sq mi).

The town is unilingually Finnish; there are few immigrants.

Though a small town, Alajärvi has a few shops, namely Supermarket, Tokmanni, Lidl and a few others. In 2013 a public natatorium was opened, which also includes a weight room.

The municipality of Lehtimäki was consolidated with Alajärvi on 1 January 2009.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Area of Finnish Municipalities 1.1.2018" (PDF). National Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 30 January 2018. 
  2. ^ a b "Ennakkoväkiluku sukupuolen mukaan alueittain, elokuu 2017" (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 18 October 2017. 
  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]

Media related to Alajärvi at Wikimedia Commons