Polvijärvi

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Polvijärvi(Kneelake)
Municipality
Polvijärven kunta
Coat of arms of Polvijärvi(Kneelake)
Coat of arms
Location of Polvijärvi in Finland
Location of Polvijärvi in Finland
Coordinates: 62°51.3′N 029°22′E / 62.8550°N 29.367°E / 62.8550; 29.367Coordinates: 62°51.3′N 029°22′E / 62.8550°N 29.367°E / 62.8550; 29.367
Country  Finland
Region North Karelia
Sub-region Joensuu sub-region
Charter 1876
Government
 • Municipal manager Pauli Vaittinen
Area (2016-01-01)[1]
 • Total 804.15 km2 (310.48 sq mi)
 • Land 804.13 km2 (310.48 sq mi)
 • Water 154.22 km2 (59.54 sq mi)
Area rank 98th largest in Finland
Population (2016-03-31)[2]
 • Total 4,528
 • Rank 192nd largest in Finland
 • Density 5.63/km2 (14.6/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Finnish 99.5% (official)
 • Others 0.5%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 14.5%
 • 15 to 64 63.4%
 • 65 or older 22.1%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 19%
Website www.polvijarvi.fi

Polvijärvi is a municipality of Finland.

It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the North Karelia region. The municipality has a population of 4,528 (31 March 2016)[2] and covers an area of 804.15 square kilometres (310.48 sq mi) of which 154.22 km2 (59.54 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 5.63 inhabitants per square kilometre (14.6/sq mi). Neighbouring municipalities are Juuka, Kaavi, Kontiolahti, Liperi Outokumpu.

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

Polvijärvi is established in 1876.

References[edit]

  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. 
  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]

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