Pieksämäki

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Pieksämäki
Town
Pieksämäen kaupunki
Pieksämäki stad
Pieksämäki from the water tower
Pieksämäki from the water tower
Coat of arms of Pieksämäki
Coat of arms
Location of Pieksämäki in Finland
Location of Pieksämäki in Finland
Coordinates: 62°18′N 027°08′E / 62.300°N 27.133°E / 62.300; 27.133Coordinates: 62°18′N 027°08′E / 62.300°N 27.133°E / 62.300; 27.133
Country Finland
RegionSouthern Savonia
Sub-regionPieksämäki sub-region
Charter1962
Re-established2007
Government
 • Town managerTapio Turunen
Area
 (2018-01-01)[1]
 • Total1,836.22 km2 (708.97 sq mi)
 • Land1,569.63 km2 (606.04 sq mi)
 • Water266.76 km2 (103.00 sq mi)
Area rank40th largest in Finland
Population
(2018-08-31)[2]
 • Total18,039
 • Rank65th largest in Finland
 • Density11.49/km2 (29.8/sq mi)
Population by native language
 • Finnish98.5% (official)
 • Swedish0.1%
 • Others1.4%
Population by age
 • 0 to 1413.6%
 • 15 to 6463.3%
 • 65 or older23.1%
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]19.75%
Websitewww.pieksamaki.fi

Pieksämäki is a town and municipality of Finland.

It is located in the Southern Savonia region.The town has a population of 18,039 (31 August 2018)[2] and covers an area of 1,836.22 square kilometres (708.97 sq mi) of which 266.76 km2 (103.00 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 11.49 inhabitants per square kilometre (29.8/sq mi).. Neighbour municipalities are Hankasalmi, Joroinen, Juva, Kangasniemi, Leppävirta, Mikkeli, Rautalampi and Suonenjoki.

The town of Pieksämäki was formed on January 1, 2007 with the consolidation of the municipalities of Pieksämäki and Pieksänmaa.

Pieksämäki railway station is an important junction for the Finnish railway network, and Savo Railway Museum is located in the area.

Diaconia University of Applied Sciences has a campus in Pieksämäki.

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

Politics[edit]

Results of the Finnish parliamentary election, 2015 in Pieksämäki:

International relations[edit]

Twin towns — sister cities[edit]

Pieksämäki is twinned with:

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Area of Finnish Municipalities 1.1.2018" (PDF). National Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Ennakkoväkiluku kuukausittain sukupuolen mukaan alueittain, elokuu 2018" (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 21 October 2018.
  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.

External links[edit]

Media related to Pieksämäki at Wikimedia Commons