Pieksämäki from the water tower
Location of Pieksämäki in Finland
|• Town manager||Tapio Turunen|
|• Total||1,836.22 km2 (708.97 sq mi)|
|• Land||1,569.63 km2 (606.04 sq mi)|
|• Water||266.76 km2 (103.00 sq mi)|
|Area rank||40th largest in Finland|
|• Rank||65th largest in Finland|
|• Density||11.49/km2 (29.8/sq mi)|
|Population by native language|
|• Finnish||98.5% (official)|
|Population by age|
|• 0 to 14||13.6%|
|• 15 to 64||63.3%|
|• 65 or older||23.1%|
|Time zone||UTC+2 (EET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+3 (EEST)|
|Municipal tax rate||19.75%|
It is located in the Southern Savonia region.The town has a population of 18,039 (31 August 2018) 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. 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.
Diaconia University of Applied Sciences has a campus in Pieksämäki.
The municipality is unilingually Finnish.
Results of the Finnish parliamentary election, 2015 in Pieksämäki:
- Centre Party 33.8%
- Social Democratic Party 23.0%
- True Finns 14.7%
- National Coalition Party 10.3%
- Green League 6.7%
- Christian Democrats 4.8%
- Left Alliance 4.7%
Twin towns — sister cities
Pieksämäki is twinned with:
- Rietrik Polén, (1823-1884) Journalist and Finnish nationalist
- "Area of Finnish Municipalities 1.1.2018" (PDF). National Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
- "Ennakkoväkiluku kuukausittain sukupuolen mukaan alueittain, elokuu 2018" (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 21 October 2018.
- "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.
- "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.
- "List of municipal and parish tax rates in 2011". Tax Administration of Finland. 29 November 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
Media related to Pieksämäki at Wikimedia Commons
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