Joroinen

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Joroinen
JoroinenJorois
Municipality
Joroisten kunta
Jorois kommun
Joroinen church
Joroinen church
Coat of arms of Joroinen
Coat of arms
Location of Joroinen in Finland
Location of Joroinen in Finland
Coordinates: 62°11′N 027°50′E / 62.183°N 27.833°E / 62.183; 27.833Coordinates: 62°11′N 027°50′E / 62.183°N 27.833°E / 62.183; 27.833
Country Finland
RegionSouthern Savonia
Sub-regionPieksämäki sub-region
Charter1631
Government
 • Municipality managerJoonas Hänninen
Area (2018-01-01)[1]
 • Total711.76 km2 (274.81 sq mi)
 • Land575.43 km2 (222.17 sq mi)
 • Water136.3 km2 (52.6 sq mi)
Area rank148th largest in Finland
Population (2018-08-31)[2]
 • Total4,843
 • Rank177th largest in Finland
 • Density8.42/km2 (21.8/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Finnish98.2% (official)
 • Swedish0.4%
 • Others1.5%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 1415.6%
 • 15 to 6464.3%
 • 65 or older20.1%
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]19.25%
Websitewww.joroinen.fi

Joroinen (Swedish: Jorois) is a municipality of Finland.

It is located in the Southern Savonia region. The municipality has a population of 4,843 (31 August 2018)[2] and covers an area of 711.76 square kilometres (274.81 sq mi) of which 136.3 km2 (52.6 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 8.42 inhabitants per square kilometre (21.8/sq mi).

Neighbouring municipalities are Juva, Leppävirta, Pieksämäki, Rantasalmi and Varkaus.

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

Varkaus Airport is located in Joroinen.

Joroinen has the biggest frisbeegolf course in Finland with 36 fixed tracks.[6][7]

Joroinen is often called Paris of the Savonia because in the 1700s the people of the manor spoke mainly French.[8]

Some villages[edit]

  • Joroisniemi
  • Järvikylä
  • Kaijonkylä
  • Kaitainen
  • Katisenlahti
  • Kerisalo
  • Kerisalonsaari
  • Kotkatlahti
  • Kurkela
  • Kuvansi
  • Koskenkylä
  • Lahnalahti
  • Maavesi
  • Montola
  • Ruokojärvi
  • Ruokoniemi
  • Tahkoranta
  • Uumaa

Historic manor houses of the area [9][edit]

  • Frugård
  • Hoviniemi
  • Joroisniemi, Braseborg
  • Juhanala
  • Järvikylä
  • Karhulahti
  • Korhola
  • Koskenhovi
  • Kotkanhovi
  • Paajala, Örnevik
  • Pasala
  • Puomila
  • Räisälänranta
  • Stendal
  • Torstila
  • Tuomaala
  • Virrantalo
  • Vättilä

Surnames[edit]

The most common surnames in Joroinen and their frequencies as of 2014:[10]

International relations[edit]

Twin towns — sister cities[edit]

Joroinen is twinned with:

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 kuukausittain sukupuolen mukaan alueittain, elokuu 2018" (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 21 October 2018.
  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. ^ Pallonen, Kalle. "Joroisiin rakenteilla Suomen suurin frisbeegolf-rata". Yle Uutiset (in Finnish). Yle Uutiset. Yle Uutiset.
  7. ^ "Kotkatharjun ulkoilualue - Radat - Frisbeegolfradat.fi". Frisbeegolfradat.fi (in Finnish).
  8. ^ Nykänen, Helmi. "Joroisissa on itsetunto kohdillaan: "Savon Pariisi on aika korskean komea titteli omittavaksi"". Yle Uutiset (in Finnish).
  9. ^ "Herrasväen asuinpaikat - Eteläsavon kartanot ja kartanoiksi kutsutut". kirjasto.mikkeli.fi.
  10. ^ Most common surnames in Joroinen

External links[edit]

Media related to Joroinen at Wikimedia Commons