Isojoki

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Isojoki

Storå
Municipality
Isojoen kunta
Storå kommun
Isojoki church and bell tower
Isojoki church and bell tower
Coat of arms of Isojoki
Coat of arms
Location of Isojoki in Finland
Location of Isojoki in Finland
Coordinates: 62°06′50″N 21°57′30″E / 62.11389°N 21.95833°E / 62.11389; 21.95833Coordinates: 62°06′50″N 21°57′30″E / 62.11389°N 21.95833°E / 62.11389; 21.95833
Country Finland
RegionSouth Ostrobothnia
Sub-regionSuupohja sub-region
Charter1855
Government
 • Municipal managerJuha Herrala
Area
 (2018-01-01)[1]
 • Total647.43 km2 (249.97 sq mi)
 • Land642.38 km2 (248.02 sq mi)
 • Water5.05 km2 (1.95 sq mi)
Area rank134th largest in Finland
Population
 (2019-01-31)[2]
 • Total1,972
 • Rank265th largest in Finland
 • Density3.07/km2 (8.0/sq mi)
Population by native language
 • Finnish98.4% (official)
 • Swedish0.5%
 • Others1.1%
Population by age
 • 0 to 1414.7%
 • 15 to 6458%
 • 65 or older27.3%
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+03:00 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]20.5%
Websitewww.isojoki.fi

Isojoki (Swedish: Storå) is a municipality of Finland.

It is part of the South Ostrobothnia region. The population of Isojoki is 1,972 (31 January 2019)[2] and the municipality covers an area of 642.38 km2 (248.02 sq mi) of which 5.05 km2 (1.95 sq mi) is inland water (1 January 2018).[1] The population density is 3.07/km2 (8.0/sq mi). Although the area isn't very high, one of the highest hills of southern Finland is located here (Lauhanvuori). Many Finns from this area immigrated to Minnesota, in the USA, as well as Michigan.

Industry: Wood, potato, machinery.

Tourism: Lauhanvuori National Park (hotel, viewtower, big smoke sauna, historical nature with many relics from ice-age)

Nature: Mostly Forest, swamp and agriculture

The municipality is unilingually Finnish and neighbour municipalities are Honkajoki, Karijoki, Kauhajoki, Kristiinankaupunki, Merikarvia and Siikainen.

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 "Suomen virallinen tilasto (SVT): Väestön ennakkotilasto [verkkojulkaisu]. Tammikuu 2019" (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  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 Isojoki at Wikimedia Commons