Artjärvi

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Artjärvi
Artsjö
Former municipality
Artjärven kunta
Coat of arms of Artjärvi
Coat of arms
Location of Artjärvi in Finland
Location of Artjärvi in Finland
Coordinates: 60°44.8′N 026°03.2′E / 60.7467°N 26.0533°E / 60.7467; 26.0533Coordinates: 60°44.8′N 026°03.2′E / 60.7467°N 26.0533°E / 60.7467; 26.0533
Country Finland
Region Päijänne Tavastia
Sub-region Lahti sub-region
Charter 1865
Consolidated 2011
Government
 • Municipal manager Kimmo Kuparinen
Area[1]
 • Total 197.33 km2 (76.19 sq mi)
 • Land 177.01 km2 (68.34 sq mi)
 • Water 20.32 km2 (7.85 sq mi)
Population (2010-10-31)[2]
 • Total 1,412
 • Density 7.98/km2 (20.7/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Finnish 97.8% (official)
 • Swedish 0.8%
 • Others 1.4%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 14.1%
 • 15 to 64 59.7%
 • 65 or older 26.2%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Climate Dfb
Website www.artjarvi.fi

Artjärvi (Swedish: Artsjö) is a former municipality of Finland. It was consolidated with the town of Orimattila on January 1, 2011.[5]

The municipality was located in the Päijänne Tavastia region. It had a population of 1,412 (31 October 2010)[2] and covered a land area of 177.01 square kilometres (68.34 sq mi).[1] The population density was 7.98 inhabitants per square kilometre (20.7/sq mi).

The municipality was unilingually Finnish.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Area by municipality as of 1 January 2010" (PDF) (in Finnish and Swedish). Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 23 November 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Population by municipality as of 31 October 2010". Population Information System (in Finnish and Swedish). Population Register Center of Finland. Archived from the original on 2010-12-27. Retrieved 16 December 2010. 
  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. [permanent dead link]
  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. [permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "1.1.2011 yhdistyvien kuntien uudet nimet". Kunnat.net (in Finnish). Helsinki: Suomen Kuntaliitto. 2 July 2010. Archived from the original on 15 April 2007. Retrieved January 1, 2011. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Artjärvi at Wikimedia Commons

Ursa's Tähtikallio observatory in Artjärvi