Location of Siilinjärvi in Finland
|• Municipal manager||Vesa Lötjönen|
|• Total||507.81 km2 (196.07 sq mi)|
|• Land||400.96 km2 (154.81 sq mi)|
|• Water||106.85 km2 (41.26 sq mi)|
|Area rank||203rd largest in Finland|
|• Rank||48th largest in Finland|
|• Density||54.03/km2 (139.9/sq mi)|
|Population by native language|
|• Finnish||99.2% (official)|
|Population by age|
|• 0 to 14||21%|
|• 15 to 64||65.7%|
|• 65 or older||13.4%|
|Time zone||UTC+02:00 (EET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+03:00 (EEST)|
|Municipal tax rate||19.5%|
Siilinjärvi is a municipality of Finland. The name, in Finnish, means "Hedgehog's Lake." Lakes are essential part of the geography of Siilinjärvi. There are 123 lakes, and the biggest of them are Kallavesi and Juurusvesi–Akonvesi. Water area is 106.85 km2, which is 21% of the whole area of Siilinjärvi.
Siilinjärvi is located in Eastern Finland, in Northern Savonia, 20 kilometres (12 mi) north of the city of Kuopio, which largely surrounds Siilinjärvi. Another neighbour municipality with Kuopio is Lapinlahti. The median age is relatively low; 23% of the population are under 15 years old. The main sources of income are services and industry. Siilinjärvi has eleven elementary schools and two secondary schools (one is located in Suininlahti and one downtown). One of the most important employers in Siilinjärvi is Siilinjärvi apatite mine owned by Yara International. Another big employer is Lujabetoni.
Siilinjärvi is the birthplace of politician and prime minister Jyrki Katainen.
Twin towns — Sister cities
Siilinjärvi is twinned with:
- Sunne, Sweden
- Elverum, Norway
- Haslev, Denmark
- Hajdúböszörmény, Hungary
- Kamennogorsk, Russia
- Amberg, Germany
- Jyrki Katainen (born 1971)
- Kimmo Savolainen (born 1974)
- Antti Koivumäki (1976–2002)
- Jessica Grabowsky (born 1980)
- MC Raaka Pee (born 1980)
- Ilkka Herola (born 1995)
- Topi Piipponen (born 1997)
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Media related to Siilinjärvi at Wikimedia Commons
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