Sunset at Lake Päijänne and Päijätsalo natural park
Location of Sysmä in Finland
|• Municipal manager||Marketta Kitkiöjoki|
|• Total||936.18 km2 (361.46 sq mi)|
|• Land||667.04 km2 (257.55 sq mi)|
|• Water||269.14 km2 (103.92 sq mi)|
|Area rank||119th largest in Finland|
|• Rank||210th largest in Finland|
|• Density||6.16/km2 (16.0/sq mi)|
|Population by native language|
|• Finnish||98.4% (official)|
|Population by age|
|• 0 to 14||12.5%|
|• 15 to 64||57.8%|
|• 65 or older||29.7%|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
|• Summer (DST)||EEST (UTC+3)|
|Municipal tax rate||19%|
Sysmä is a municipality of Finland. It is situated in Southern Finland and is part of the Päijänne Tavastia region. The municipality has a population of 4,111 (30 November 2014) and covers an area of 936.18 square kilometres (361.46 sq mi) of which 269.14 km2 (103.92 sq mi) is water. The population density is 6.16 inhabitants per square kilometre (16.0/sq mi). Neighbouring municipalities: Asikkala, Hartola, Heinola, Kuhmoinen, Luhanka, and Padasjoki. The municipality is unilingually Finnish.
Itä-Häme newspaper is established in Sysmä.
Happenings and sights
Many summer happenings are held in Sysmä during which the population could even triple seasonally.
- One of the most popular events is called Sysmän suvisoitto.
- Kammiovuori mountain where is 7 meters high glacial erratic Sysmän Linta
- Another glacial erratic in Sysmä is Onkiniemen liikkuva kivi.
Joutsjärvi, Karilanmaa, Kinnarila, Koivisto, Liikola, Nikkaroinen, Nuoramoinen, Onkiniemi, Rapala, Ravioskorpi, Taipale, Unaja, Valittula, and Vintturi.
- "Area by municipality as of 1 January 2011" (PDF) (in Finnish and Swedish). Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 9 March 2011.
- "VÄESTÖTIETOJÄRJESTELMÄ REKISTERITILANNE 30.11.2014" (in Finnish and Swedish). Population Register Center of Finland. Retrieved 29 December 2014.
- "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.
- http://www.suvisoitto.fi/ Sysmän Suvisoitto
Media related to Sysmä at Wikimedia Commons
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