Pyhäjoki

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Pyhäjoki
Municipality
Pyhäjoen kunta
Coat of arms of Pyhäjoki
Coat of arms
Location of Pyhäjoki in Finland
Location of Pyhäjoki in Finland
Coordinates: 64°27′50″N 24°15′40″E / 64.46389°N 24.26111°E / 64.46389; 24.26111Coordinates: 64°27′50″N 24°15′40″E / 64.46389°N 24.26111°E / 64.46389; 24.26111
Country Finland
Region Northern Ostrobothnia
Sub-region Raahe sub-region
Charter 1865
Government
 • Municipal manager Matti Soronen
Area (2011-01-01)[1]
 • Total 1,365.31 km2 (527.15 sq mi)
 • Land 542.06 km2 (209.29 sq mi)
 • Water 823.25 km2 (317.86 sq mi)
Area rank 79th largest in Finland
Population (2016-03-31)[2]
 • Total 3,207
 • Rank 236th largest in Finland
 • Density 5.92/km2 (15.3/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Finnish 98.8% (official)
 • Swedish 0.4%
 • Others 0.9%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 18.1%
 • 15 to 64 62.4%
 • 65 or older 19.5%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 19.75%
Website www.pyhajoki.fi

Pyhäjoki is a municipality of Finland. It is located in the defunct province of Oulu, which was split in two regions; Pyhäjoki is part of the Northern Ostrobothnia region.

The municipality is located on the Gulf of Bothnia at the mouth of the river Pyhäjoki. It has a population of 3,207 (31 March 2016)[2] and covers an area of 1,365.31 square kilometres (527.15 sq mi) of which 823.25 km2 (317.86 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 5.92 inhabitants per square kilometre (15.3/sq mi). The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

Fennovoima, a Finnish nuclear power company, plans to build a nuclear power plant at Hanhikivi in the municipality. The power plant would be operational in 2020.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Area by municipality as of 1 January 2011" (PDF) (in Finnish and Swedish). Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 9 March 2011. 
  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. 
  6. ^ "New nuclear reactor to be built at Pyhäjoki". YLE News. Helsinki: Yleisradio Oy. 5 October 2011. Retrieved 5 October 2011. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Pyhäjoki at Wikimedia Commons