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
Region Päijänne Tavastia
Sub-region Heinola sub-region
Founded 1442
Government
 • Municipal manager Marketta Kitkiöjoki
Area (2016-01-01)[1]
 • Total 666.89 km2 (257.49 sq mi)
 • Land 667.04 km2 (257.55 sq mi)
 • Water 269.14 km2 (103.92 sq mi)
Area rank 128th largest in Finland
Population (2017-08-31)[2]
 • Total 3,883
 • Rank 200th largest in Finland
 • Density 5.82/km2 (15.1/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Finnish 98.4% (official)
 • Swedish 0.2%
 • Others 1.4%
Population by age[4]
 • 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[5] 19%
Website www.sysma.fi

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 3,883 (31 August 2017)[2] and covers an area of 666.89 square kilometres (257.49 sq mi) of which 269.14 km2 (103.92 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 5.82 inhabitants per square kilometre (15.1/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]

Some villages[edit]

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

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, elokuu 2017" (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 18 October 2017. 
  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

External links[edit]

Media related to Sysmä at Wikimedia Commons