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Kyyjärven kunta
Kyyjärvi church.
Kyyjärvi church.
Coat of arms of Kyyjärvi
Coat of arms
Location of Kyyjärvi in Finland
Location of Kyyjärvi in Finland
Coordinates: 63°03′N 024°33.8′E / 63.050°N 24.5633°E / 63.050; 24.5633Coordinates: 63°03′N 024°33.8′E / 63.050°N 24.5633°E / 63.050; 24.5633
Country  Finland
Region Central Finland
Sub-region Saarijärvi–Viitasaari sub-region
Charter 1929
 • Municipal manager Eero Ylitalo
Area (2016-01-01)[1]
 • Total 448.22 km2 (173.06 sq mi)
 • Land 448.23 km2 (173.06 sq mi)
 • Water 21.39 km2 (8.26 sq mi)
Area rank 193rd largest in Finland
Population (2017-08-31)[2]
 • Total 1,347
 • Rank 289th largest in Finland
 • Density 3.01/km2 (7.8/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Finnish 99.5% (official)
 • Swedish 0.1%
 • Others 0.4%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 15.1%
 • 15 to 64 61.8%
 • 65 or older 23%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 19%

Kyyjärvi is a municipality of Finland.

It is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Central Finland region. The municipality has a population of 1,347 (31 August 2017)[2] and covers an area of 448.22 square kilometres (173.06 sq mi) of which 21.39 km2 (8.26 sq mi) is water.[1] There are all together 46 lakes in Kyyjärvi. Biggest lakes in Kyyjärvi are Lake Kyyjärvi, Heinuanjärvi and Kirvesjärvi.[6] The population density is 3.01 inhabitants per square kilometre (7.8/sq mi).

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

The municipality centre is located on the shores of lake Kyyjärvi. Little villages Hokkala, Koskimäki-Huhtala, Kumpula, Noposenaho, Hokkasenaho, Nurmijoki, Oikari, Peuralinna, Pölkki, Saunakylä and Vehkaperä are living mostly from primary production (farming and forestry). Due to its location on the crossroads of two main Finnish roads (Valtatie 13 and 16) the municipality has also a remarkable amount of services and little companies compared to its size.

The origin of the name of Kyyjärvi is unknown but there are few theories of it. The first part of the name, "kyy", is Finnish word for adder (Vipera berus), a venomous snake. Järvi is Finnish word for lake. Adders can be found in Kyyjärvi, as everywhere in Finland. Another theory is that the first citizens moved to the area from the lake Kyyvesi and gave the name Kyyjärvi for their new home area and lake.

The world's first district heating grid that uses only EKOenergy labelled renewable energy is located in the town center of Kyyjärvi.[7]

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Twin towns[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Population density by area 1.1.2016". Statistics Finland. Retrieved 12 February 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Ennakkoväkiluku sukupuolen mukaan alueittain, elokuu 2017" (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 18 October 2017. 
  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. ^ "Kyyjärvi". Järviwiki. Finland's Environmental Administration. 2012. Retrieved 27 February 2012. 
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  8. ^ "Ystäväkuntalista" (PDF) (in Finnish). Pohjola-Norden. Retrieved 7 May 2012. 
  9. ^ "Suomen kuntien ystävyyskunnat Virossa" (in Finnish). Suomen suurlähetystö Virossa. Retrieved 7 May 2012. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Kyyjärvi at Wikimedia Commons