Janakkala is a municipality of Finland. Its administrative centre is in Turenki, which is often erroneously shown on maps as being "Janakkala".

Janakkalan kunta
Janakkala kommun
Church of Saint Lawrence in Janakkala

Coat of arms
Location of Janakkala in Finland
Coordinates: 60°55′N 024°39′E
Country Finland
RegionTavastia Proper
Sub-regionHämeenlinna sub-region
  Municipality managerPekka Harju
  Total586.07 km2 (226.28 sq mi)
  Land547.44 km2 (211.37 sq mi)
  Water38.63 km2 (14.92 sq mi)
Area rank156th largest in Finland
  Rank69th largest in Finland
  Density30.08/km2 (77.9/sq mi)
Population by native language
  Finnish98.2% (official)
Population by age
  0 to 1419%
  15 to 6463.6%
  65 or older17.4%
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+03:00 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]19.5%

It is located in the province of Southern Finland and is part of the Tavastia Proper region. To the south, Janakkala shares a boundary with Riihimäki, the Northern neighbour being Hämeenlinna. The municipality has a population of 16,467 (31 January 2019)[2] and covers an area of 586.07 square kilometres (226.28 sq mi) of which 38.63 km2 (14.92 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 30.08 inhabitants per square kilometre (77.9/sq mi). In Janakkala the rate of unemployment is 9.7% and the rate of municipal taxes is 19.5%.[5]

A paper mill is located in Tervakoski.

Sites of particular interest include the Hakoinen fortress hill and manor house, the latter being privately owned; the mediaeval stone church of St Lauri (Lawrence); the Torpparimuseo (authentic wooden village buildings and windmill); and numerous Bronze Age sacrifice stones, all in Janakkala village.

The birthplace of an internationally known actress Ida Aalberg (1857-1915) is located in Leppäkoski village in Janakkala.

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.


  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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