Sysmä

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Sysmä
Municipality
Sysmän kunta
Sunset at Lake Päijänne and Päijätsalo natural park
Sunset at Lake Päijänne and Päijätsalo natural park
Coat of arms of Sysmä
Coat of arms
Location of Sysmä in Finland
Location of Sysmä in Finland
Coordinates: 61°30′N 025°41′E / 61.500°N 25.683°E / 61.500; 25.683Coordinates: 61°30′N 025°41′E / 61.500°N 25.683°E / 61.500; 25.683
Country Finland
RegionPäijänne Tavastia
Sub-regionHeinola sub-region
Founded1442
Government
 • Municipal managerMarketta Kitkiöjoki
Area
 (2018-01-01)[1]
 • Total936.18 km2 (361.46 sq mi)
 • Land667.04 km2 (257.55 sq mi)
 • Water269.14 km2 (103.92 sq mi)
Area rank128th largest in Finland
Population
(2018-08-31)[2]
 • Total3,791
 • Rank200th largest in Finland
 • Density5.68/km2 (14.7/sq mi)
Population by native language
 • Finnish98.4% (official)
 • Swedish0.2%
 • Others1.4%
Population by age
 • 0 to 1412.5%
 • 15 to 6457.8%
 • 65 or older29.7%
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]19%
Websitewww.sysma.fi

Sysmä is a municipality of Finland. It is situated in the Päijänne Tavastia region. The municipality has a population of 3,791 (31 August 2018)[2] and covers an area of 936.18 square kilometres (361.46 sq mi) of which 269.14 km2 (103.92 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 5.68 inhabitants per square kilometre (14.7/sq mi). Neighbouring municipalities are Asikkala, Hartola, Heinola, Kuhmoinen, Luhanka, and Padasjoki. The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

Itä-Häme newspaper is established in Sysmä.

Happenings and sights[edit]

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.[6]
  • Kammiovuori mountain where is 7 meters high glacial erratic Sysmän Linta
  • Another glacial erratic in Sysmä is Onkiniemen liikkuva kivi.

Famous people[edit]

Surnames[edit]

The most common surnames in Sysmä and their frequencies as of 2014:[7]

Some villages[edit]

Joutsjärvi, Karilanmaa, Kinnarila, Koivisto, Liikola, Nikkaroinen, Nuoramoinen, Onkiniemi, Rapala, Ravioskorpi, Taipale, Unaja, Valittula, and Vintturi.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Area of Finnish Municipalities 1.1.2018" (PDF). National Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Ennakkoväkiluku kuukausittain sukupuolen mukaan alueittain, elokuu 2018" (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 21 October 2018.
  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. ^ http://www.suvisoitto.fi/ Sysmän Suvisoitto
  7. ^ Most common surnames in Sysmä

External links[edit]

Media related to Sysmä at Wikimedia Commons