Kuokkala, Jyväskylä

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Kuokkala
Ward of Jyväskylä
Kuokkala Bridge connects the district to the downtown
Kuokkala Bridge connects the district to the downtown
Country  Finland
Province Western Finland
Region Central Finland
Sub-region Jyväskylä sub-region
City Jyväskylä
Ward Kuokkala
Area[1]
 • Total 1,200 ha (3,000 acres)
Population (2012)
 • Total 17,000
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 40520 JYVÄSKYLÄ

Kuokkala is a ward of Jyväskylä, Finland. It contains six districts: Ristonmaa, Kuokkala, Kuokkalanpelto, Ristikivi, Nenäinniemi and Hämeenlahti.[2] As of July 2012, 17,270 people live in Kuokkala.[3]

The Kuokkala ward is separated from the Jyväskylä city centre by the Lake Jyväsjärvi and is joined to Lutakko by the Kuokkala Bridge. Additionally, it is delimited by the National road 9 on the west, lake Päijänne on the east and the south, and the Äijälänsalmi strait between the two lakes.[2]

History[edit]

Kuokkala was consolidated to Jyväskylä on 1 January 1965.[4] Before that it was a part of Jyväskylän maalaiskunta. Planning started in 1973.[4] The construction of residential buildings started in 1981.[5]

A housing fair was held in 1985 in Kuokkala, which received 200.000 visitors.[6]

The Kuokkala bridge was built between 1987 and 1989.[5]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Päivänsalo 1992, p. 4.
  2. ^ a b Jyväskylän opaskartta (Map). City of Jyväskylä. 9 July 2012. Retrieved 15 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "Tietoja Jyväskylästä suuralueittain". Tietoja Jyväskylästä suuralueittain. City of Jyväskylä. 25 June 2012. Retrieved 14 July 2012. 
  4. ^ a b Päivänsalo 1992, p. 5.
  5. ^ a b Päivänsalo 1992, p. 6.
  6. ^ Päivänsalo 1992, p. 81.
Literature
  • Päivänsalo, Martti (31 December 1992). Kuokkala – Päijänteen helmi: Raportti Jyväskylän Kuokkalan kaupunginosan suunnittelusta ja rakentamisesta v. 1973–1991 (in Finnish). City of Jyväskylä. ISBN 951-9164-16-2. 

External links[edit]

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Coordinates: 62°13′22″N 25°46′39″E / 62.22278°N 25.77750°E / 62.22278; 25.77750