Joroinen

Joroinen (Swedish: Jorois) is a municipality of Finland.

Joroinen

Jorois
Municipality
Joroisten kunta
Jorois kommun
Joroinen church

Coat of arms
Location of Joroinen in Finland
Coordinates: 62°11′N 027°50′E
Country Finland
RegionSouthern Savonia
Sub-regionPieksämäki sub-region
Charter1631
Government
  Municipality managerJoonas Hänninen
Area
 (2018-01-01)[1]
  Total711.76 km2 (274.81 sq mi)
  Land575.43 km2 (222.17 sq mi)
  Water136.3 km2 (52.6 sq mi)
Area rank148th largest in Finland
Population
 (2019-01-31)[2]
  Total4,793
  Rank177th largest in Finland
  Density8.33/km2 (21.6/sq mi)
Population by native language
  Finnish98.2% (official)
  Swedish0.4%
  Others1.5%
Population by age
  0 to 1415.6%
  15 to 6464.3%
  65 or older20.1%
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+03:00 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]19.25%
Websitewww.joroinen.fi

It is located in the Southern Savonia region. The municipality has a population of 4,793 (31 January 2019)[2] and covers an area of 711.76 square kilometres (274.81 sq mi) of which 136.3 km2 (52.6 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 8.33 inhabitants per square kilometre (21.6/sq mi).

Neighbouring municipalities are Juva, Leppävirta, Pieksämäki, Rantasalmi and Varkaus.

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

Varkaus Airport is located in Joroinen.

Joroinen has the biggest frisbee golf course in Finland with 36 fixed tracks.[6][7]

Joroinen is often called Paris of the Savonia because in the 1700s the people of the manor spoke mainly French.[8]

Some villages

  • Joroisniemi
  • Järvikylä
  • Kaijonkylä
  • Kaitainen
  • Katisenlahti
  • Kerisalo
  • Kerisalonsaari
  • Kotkatlahti
  • Kurkela
  • Kuvansi
  • Koskenkylä
  • Lahnalahti
  • Maavesi
  • Montola
  • Ruokojärvi
  • Ruokoniemi
  • Tahkoranta
  • Uumaa

Historic manor houses of the area [9]

  • Frugård
  • Hoviniemi
  • Joroisniemi, Braseborg
  • Juhanala
  • Järvikylä
  • Karhulahti
  • Korhola
  • Koskenhovi
  • Kotkanhovi
  • Paajala, Örnevik
  • Pasala
  • Puomila
  • Räisälänranta
  • Stendal
  • Torstila
  • Tuomaala
  • Virrantalo
  • Vättilä

International relations

Twin towns — sister cities

Joroinen is twinned with:

References

  1. "Area of Finnish Municipalities 1.1.2018" (PDF). National Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  2. "Suomen virallinen tilasto (SVT): Väestön ennakkotilasto [verkkojulkaisu]. Tammikuu 2019" (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  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. Pallonen, Kalle. "Joroisiin rakenteilla Suomen suurin frisbeegolf-rata". Yle Uutiset (in Finnish). Yle Uutiset. Yle Uutiset.
  7. "Kotkatharjun ulkoilualue - Radat - Frisbeegolfradat.fi". Frisbeegolfradat.fi (in Finnish).
  8. Nykänen, Helmi. "Joroisissa on itsetunto kohdillaan: "Savon Pariisi on aika korskean komea titteli omittavaksi"". Yle Uutiset (in Finnish).
  9. "Herrasväen asuinpaikat - Eteläsavon kartanot ja kartanoiksi kutsutut". kirjasto.mikkeli.fi.

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