Ypäjä is a municipality located in the countryside of South-Western Finland. It belongs to the province of Southern Finland and the region of Tavastia Proper. The municipality has a population of 2,349 (31 January 2019)[2] and covers an area of 183.25 square kilometres (70.75 sq mi) of which 0.5 km2 (0.19 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 12.85 inhabitants per square kilometre (33.3/sq mi). The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

Ypäjän kunta
Ypäjä kommun
Ypäjä Church

Coat of arms
Location of Ypäjä in Finland
Coordinates: 60°48.5′N 023°17′E
Country Finland
RegionTavastia Proper
Sub-regionForssa sub-region
  Municipal managerSinikka Malin
  Total183.25 km2 (70.75 sq mi)
  Land182.75 km2 (70.56 sq mi)
  Water0.5 km2 (0.2 sq mi)
Area rank269th largest in Finland
  Rank249th largest in Finland
  Density12.85/km2 (33.3/sq mi)
Population by native language
  Finnish98.1% (official)
Population by age
  0 to 1416.2%
  15 to 6463.8%
  65 or older19.9%
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+03:00 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]19.5%

The main population centre of Ypäjä is a small village situated on the river Loimijoki, between the towns of Forssa (23 km to the east from Ypäjä) and Loimaa (15 km to the west). Although officially part of the Forssa region, Ypäjä is often also considered to belong to the Loimaa region as it has traditionally been influenced by both towns. Besides Loimaa, its direct neighbours are Jokioinen, Humppila, Somero and Koski Tl.

The distances from Ypäjä to the three major cities in southern Finland are relatively short: 74 kilometres (46 mi) to Turku, 96 km (60 mi) to Tampere, and 132 km (82 mi) to the capital Helsinki.

Ypäjä is probably best known for horses; the municipality e.g. has an Equine College and hosts an annual international riding competition called Finnderby.

Ypäjä's coat of arms is designed by Aukusti Tuhka.


  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.

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