Juva (Swedish: Juva, also Jockas) is a municipality of Finland.

Juvan kunta
Juva kommun
Juva Church

Coat of arms
Location of Juva in Finland
Coordinates: 61°54′N 027°51′E
Country Finland
RegionSouthern Savonia
Sub-regionPieksämäki sub-region
  Municipal managerHeikki Laukkanen
  Total1,345.69 km2 (519.57 sq mi)
  Land1,163.23 km2 (449.13 sq mi)
  Water182.32 km2 (70.39 sq mi)
Area rank62nd largest in Finland
  Rank151st largest in Finland
  Density5.34/km2 (13.8/sq mi)
Population by native language
  Finnish98.6% (official)
Population by age
  0 to 1414.2%
  15 to 6460.9%
  65 or older24.8%
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+03:00 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]19.75%

It is located in the Southern Savonia region some 270 kilometres (170 mi) North-East of Helsinki. It was founded on 19 January 1442, and is the oldest parish/municipality in Finland whose exact date of birth is known. At the time, it was only the second parish in Eastern Finland, and later, several other parishes were separated from it, such as Sääminki, (present-day Savonlinna), Kuopio, Pieksämäki and Joroinen. Secular municipal administration was established in 1868.[6]

The municipality has a population of 6,208 (31 January 2019)[2] and covers an area of 1,345.69 square kilometres (519.57 sq mi) of which 182.32 km2 (70.39 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 5.34 inhabitants per square kilometre (13.8/sq mi). It is mainly an agricultural community, but possesses also some industries, notably WS Bookwell, a major printing press in Finland. The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

Lake Jukajärvi is located in Juva municipality.


Juva is known to be the place of origin of the industrial metal band Ruoska.


  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. Niiranen, Esko (17 September 2007). "Pitkä historia" (in Finnish). Municipality of Juva. Retrieved 7 April 2009.

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