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This article is about the municipality. For the surname, see Juva (surname).
Juvan kunta
Juva Church
Juva Church
Coat of arms of Juva
Coat of arms
Location of Juva in Finland
Location of Juva in Finland
Coordinates: 61°54′N 027°51′E / 61.900°N 27.850°E / 61.900; 27.850Coordinates: 61°54′N 027°51′E / 61.900°N 27.850°E / 61.900; 27.850
Country Finland
Region Southern Savonia
Sub-region Pieksämäki sub-region
Parish 1442-01-19
Municipality 1868
 • Municipal manager Heikki Laukkanen
Area (2011-01-01)[1]
 • Total 1,345.55 km2 (519.52 sq mi)
 • Land 1,163.23 km2 (449.13 sq mi)
 • Water 182.32 km2 (70.39 sq mi)
Area rank 81st largest in Finland
Population (2016-03-31)[2]
 • Total 6,527
 • Rank 150th largest in Finland
 • Density 5.61/km2 (14.5/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Finnish 98.6% (official)
 • Swedish 0.2%
 • Others 1.2%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 14.2%
 • 15 to 64 60.9%
 • 65 or older 24.8%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 19.75%
Website www.juva.fi

Juva is a municipality of Finland.

It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the Southern Savonia region some 270 kilometres (170 mi) North-East of Helsinki. It was founded on 19 January 1442, and is the oldest parish/municipality in Finland whose exact date of birth is known. At the time, it was only the second parish in Eastern Finland, and later, several other parishes were separated from it, such as Sääminki, (present-day Savonlinna), Kuopio, Pieksämäki and Joroinen. Secular municipal administration was established in 1868.[6]

The municipality has a population of 6,527 (31 March 2016)[2] and covers an area of 1,345.55 square kilometres (519.52 sq mi) of which 182.32 km2 (70.39 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 5.61 inhabitants per square kilometre (14.5/sq mi). It is mainly an agricultural community, but possesses also some industries, notably WS Bookwell, a major printing press in Finland. The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

Lake Jukajärvi is located in Juva municipality.


Juva is known to be the place of origin of the industrial metal band Ruoska.


  1. ^ a b "Area by municipality as of 1 January 2011" (PDF) (in Finnish and Swedish). Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 9 March 2011. 
  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. ^ Niiranen, Esko (17 September 2007). "Pitkä historia" (in Finnish). Municipality of Juva. Retrieved 7 April 2009. 

External links[edit]

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