Sysmä

Sysmä is a municipality of Finland. It is situated in the Päijänne Tavastia region. The municipality has a population of 3,747 (31 January 2019)[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 5.62 inhabitants per square kilometre (14.6/sq mi). Neighbouring municipalities are Asikkala, Hartola, Heinola, Kuhmoinen, Luhanka, and Padasjoki. The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

Sysmä
Municipality
Sysmän kunta
Sysmä kommun
Sunset at Lake Päijänne and Päijätsalo natural park

Coat of arms
Location of Sysmä in Finland
Coordinates: 61°30′N 025°41′E
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
 (2019-01-31)[2]
  Total3,747
  Rank200th largest in Finland
  Density5.62/km2 (14.6/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+02:00 (EET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+03:00 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]19%
Websitewww.sysma.fi

Itä-Häme newspaper is established in Sysmä.

Sysmä is also a lake in Joroinen and another lake in Ilomantsi.

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

Famous people

Some villages

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

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. http://www.suvisoitto.fi/ Sysmän Suvisoitto

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