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) and covers an area of 183.25 square kilometres (70.75 sq mi) of which 0.5 km2 (0.19 sq mi) is water. The population density is 12.85 inhabitants per square kilometre (33.3/sq mi). The municipality is unilingually Finnish.
Coat of arms
Location of Ypäjä in Finland
|Coordinates: 60°48.5′N 023°17′E|
|• Municipal manager||Sinikka Malin|
|• Total||183.25 km2 (70.75 sq mi)|
|• Land||182.75 km2 (70.56 sq mi)|
|• Water||0.5 km2 (0.2 sq mi)|
|Area rank||269th largest in Finland|
|• Rank||249th largest in Finland|
|• Density||12.85/km2 (33.3/sq mi)|
|Population by native language|
|• Finnish||98.1% (official)|
|Population by age|
|• 0 to 14||16.2%|
|• 15 to 64||63.8%|
|• 65 or older||19.9%|
|Time zone||UTC+02:00 (EET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+03:00 (EEST)|
|Municipal tax rate||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.
Ypäjä's coat of arms is designed by Aukusti Tuhka.
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