Joutsa

It is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Central Finland region. The municipality has a population of 4,459 (31 January 2019)[2] and covers an area of 1,066.42 square kilometres (411.75 sq mi) of which 199.25 km2 (76.93 sq mi) is water.[1][1] The population density is 5.14 inhabitants per square kilometre (13.3/sq mi).

Joutsa
Municipality
Joutsan kunta
Joutsa kommun
Joutsa Church

Coat of arms
Location of Joutsa in Finland
Coordinates: 61°44.5′N 026°07′E
Country Finland
RegionCentral Finland
Sub-regionJoutsa sub-region
Government
  Municipal managerHarri Nissinen
Area
 (2018-01-01)[1]
  Total1,066.42 km2 (411.75 sq mi)
  Land867.17 km2 (334.82 sq mi)
  Water199.25 km2 (76.93 sq mi)
Area rank89th largest in Finland
Population
 (2019-01-31)[2]
  Total4,459
  Rank188th largest in Finland
  Density5.14/km2 (13.3/sq mi)
Population by native language
  Finnish98.9% (official)
  Swedish0.2%
  Others0.9%
Population by age
  0 to 1412.6%
  15 to 6460.2%
  65 or older27.2%
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+03:00 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]19.5%
Websitewww.joutsa.fi

Joutsa is a municipality of Finland.

Neighbouring municipalities: Hartola, Hirvensalmi, Jyväskylä, Kangasniemi, Luhanka, Pertunmaa and Toivakka. Municipality of Leivonmäki was consolidated with Joutsa on January 1, 2008.

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

Nature and Culture

There are all together 192 lakes in Joutsa. Biggest lakes are Puula, Suontee and Jääsjärvi.[6]

Leivonmäki National Park is located in Joutsa. At area is swamps, beaches and forest in esker.

Newspapers:

  • Joutsan seutu is published in Joutsa and Luhanka.
  • Itä-Häme

Sahticulture in Joutsa is known by Joutsan sahti.

Some villages

Havumäki, Kivisuo, Kälä, Laitjärvi, Lapinkylä, Leivonmäki, Marjotaipale, Pärnämäki, Ruokoranta, Ruorasmäki, Rutalahti, Savenaho, Selänpohja, Taka-Ikola, Tammilahti, Tolvasniemi, and Vehmaa

Twinnings

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. "Joutsa". Järviwiki. Finland's Environmental Administration. 2012. Retrieved 27 February 2012.
  7. "Suomen kuntien ystävyyskunnat" (in Finnish). Embassy of Finland in Estonia. Retrieved 7 May 2012.
  8. "Ystävyyskunnat" (PDF) (in Finnish). Pohjola-Norden. Retrieved 7 May 2012.

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