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Petäjäveden kunta
Petäjävesi Old Church
Coat of arms of Petäjävesi
Coat of arms
Location of Petäjävesi in Finland
Location of Petäjävesi in Finland
Coordinates: 62°15.5′N 025°11′E / 62.2583°N 25.183°E / 62.2583; 25.183Coordinates: 62°15.5′N 025°11′E / 62.2583°N 25.183°E / 62.2583; 25.183
Country  Finland
Region Central Finland
Sub-region Jyväskylä sub-region
Charter 1868
 • Municipal manager Eero Vainio
Area (2016-01-01)[1]
 • Total 456.41 km2 (176.22 sq mi)
 • Land 456.38 km2 (176.21 sq mi)
 • Water 39.01 km2 (15.06 sq mi)
Area rank 192nd largest in Finland
Population (2016-03-31)[2]
 • Total 3,993
 • Rank 202nd largest in Finland
 • Density 8.75/km2 (22.7/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Finnish 99.2% (official)
 • Swedish 0.1%
 • Others 0.7%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 18.2%
 • 15 to 64 62%
 • 65 or older 19.8%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 20%

Petäjävesi is a municipality of Finland.

It is located in the province of Western Finland, next to Jyväskylä and is part of the Central Finland region. The municipality has a population of 3,993 (31 March 2016)[2] and covers an area of 456.41 square kilometres (176.22 sq mi) of which 39.01 km2 (15.06 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 8.75 inhabitants per square kilometre (22.7/sq mi).

Neighbouring municipalities are Jyväskylä, Jämsä, Keuruu, Multia and Uurainen.

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

The Petäjävesi Old Church is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


There are all together 99 lakes in Petäjävesi. The biggest lakes are Jämsänvesi-Petäjävesi, Ala-Kintaus and Ylä-Kintaus. Karikkoselkä is a lake in Petäjävesi, which is formed by a meteorite.[6]

The Karikkoselkä impact crater is located southeast of the municipal centre.




  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.  Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "population_count" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  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. ^ "Petäjävesi (kunta)". Järviwiki. Finland's Environmental Administration. 2012. Retrieved 27 February 2012. 

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