Juankoski

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Juankoski
Strömsdal
Municipality
Juankosken kaupunki
Säyneinen Church in Juankoski
Säyneinen Church in Juankoski
Coat of arms of Juankoski
Coat of arms
Location of Juankoski in Finland
Location of Juankoski in Finland
Coordinates: 63°04′N 028°20′E / 63.067°N 28.333°E / 63.067; 28.333Coordinates: 63°04′N 028°20′E / 63.067°N 28.333°E / 63.067; 28.333
Country  Finland
Region Northern Savonia
Sub-region Northeastern Savonia sub-region
Charter 1925
Town privileges 1998
Government
 • Municipal manager Petri Kangasperko
Area (2016-01-01)[1]
 • Total 465.27 km2 (179.64 sq mi)
 • Land 465.31 km2 (179.66 sq mi)
 • Water 120.98 km2 (46.71 sq mi)
Area rank 185th largest in Finland
Population (2016-03-31)[2]
 • Total 4,804
 • Rank 184th largest in Finland
 • Density 10.32/km2 (26.7/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Finnish 98.8% (official)
 • Others 1.2%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 13.8%
 • 15 to 64 64.3%
 • 65 or older 21.9%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 21%
Website www.juankoski.fi

Juankoski (Swedish: Strömsdal) is a former town and municipality of Finland.

It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the Northern Savonia region. The town has a population of 4,804 (31 March 2016)[2] and covers an area of 465.27 square kilometres (179.64 sq mi) of which 120.98 km2 (46.71 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 10.32 inhabitants per square kilometre (26.7/sq mi). Juankoski became a town in 1998.

Neighbouring municipalities of Juankoski were Juuka, Kaavi, Tuusniemi, Kuopio, Nilsiä and Rautavaara.

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

In March 2014 the Juankoski city council decided that Juankoski is going to merge with Kuopio in the beginning of 2017.[6]

History[edit]

Museum Masuuni Brunou focuses on the area's iron and cardboard industry, as well as local history.

Villages[edit]

Akonvesi, Hipanlahti, Jouhteninen (Joutseninen), Muuruvesi (village), Säyneinen (village), Vehkalahti, Västinniemi and Akonpohja, which is located in address 73500

People[edit]

  • Eija Ahvo, musician
  • Kaj Chydenius, composer
  • Hanna-Kaisa Heikkinen, MP
  • Jaakko Kolmonen, TV chef
  • Juice Leskinen, songwriter
  • Anemone Kekäläinen, opera singer
  • Jori Sivonen, pop composer
  • Rauno Kettunen, former MP
  • Timi Lexikon, rap / hip-hop artist (Muuruvesi)
  • Joonas Hämäläinen, Finlands 1st MasterChef

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Population density by area 1.1.2016". Statistics Finland. Retrieved 12 February 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Ennakkoväkiluku sukupuolen mukaan alueittain, maaliskuu.2016" (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 31 March 2016. 
  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. ^ Inkinen, Marita Tiihonen, Sanna. "Juankoski päätti liittyä Kuopioon". Retrieved 2015-10-02. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Juankoski at Wikimedia Commons