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Jämsän kaupunki
Jämsä stad
Montage of Jämsä
Montage of Jämsä
Coat of arms of Jämsä
Location of Jämsä in Finland
Location of Jämsä in Finland
Coordinates: 61°52′N 025°11′E / 61.867°N 25.183°E / 61.867; 25.183Coordinates: 61°52′N 025°11′E / 61.867°N 25.183°E / 61.867; 25.183
Country Finland
RegionCentral Finland
Sub-regionJämsä sub-region
 • Town managerHanna Helaste
 • Total1,823.90 km2 (704.21 sq mi)
 • Land1,571.34 km2 (606.70 sq mi)
 • Water252.57 km2 (97.52 sq mi)
Area rank39th largest in Finland
 • Total19,894
 • Rank57th largest in Finland
 • Density12.66/km2 (32.8/sq mi)
Population by native language
 • Finnish98.8% (official)
 • Swedish0.1%
 • Others1.1%
Population by age
 • 0 to 1412.6%
 • 15 to 6455.1%
 • 65 or older32.3%
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+03:00 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]21%

Jämsä (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈjæmsæ]) is a town and municipality of Finland. It is located in the Central Finland region, about 58 kilometres (36 mi) southwest of Jyväskylä. The municipality has a population of 19,894 (31 March 2021),[2] which make it the second largest town of the Central Finland after Jyväskylä. It covers an area of 1,823.90 square kilometres (704.21 sq mi) of which 252.57 km2 (97.52 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 12.66 inhabitants per square kilometre (32.8/sq mi).

The municipality is officially Finnish-speaking.

The municipality of Kuorevesi was consolidated with Jämsä in 2001. The municipality of Längelmäki was partly consolidated with Jämsä in 2007. The municipality of Jämsänkoski was consolidated with Jämsä in the beginning of 2009.

It is the center of Finnish aeronautics industry – the aircraft factory and aeronautical engineering offices of Patria is located at Halli Airport in Jämsä.

Since 1994, the ski slope at Himos has been used as a super special stage at the Rally Finland.

Nature - Landscape[edit]

There are all together around 465 lakes in Jämsä. Orivesi–Jyväskylä railway, The railway in Jämsä. Jämsänjoki river in Jämsä. The largest lakes are Päijänne, Koljonselkä [fi] and Lake Kuorevesi.[6]



In the 1980s, Jämsä's traditional parish dishes were called liponen (meat cooked with turnip chips and barley groats), piimätalkkuna and grandma's buns.[7]


Jämsänkosken Ilves fodbold team in Jämsä.


See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Area of Finnish Municipalities 1.1.2018" (PDF). National Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Preliminary population structure by area, 2021M01*-2021M03*". StatFin (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 2 May 2021.
  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 (1-year) and sex by area and the regional division of each statistical reference year, 2003-2020". StatFin. Statistics Finland. Retrieved 2 May 2021.
  5. ^ "List of municipal and parish tax rates in 2021" (PDF). Tax Administration of Finland. 1 December 2020. Retrieved 10 April 2021.
  6. ^ "Jämsä". Järviwiki. Finland's Environmental Administration. 2012. Retrieved 27 February 2012.
  7. ^ Jaakko Kolmonen (1988). Kotomaamme ruoka-aitta: Suomen, Karjalan ja Petsamon pitäjäruoat (in Finnish). Helsinki: Patakolmonen. p. 84. ISBN 951-96047-3-1.

External links[edit]

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