It is located in the Central Finland region. The municipality has a population of 1,094 (31 January 2019)[2] and covers an area of 599.88 square kilometres (231.61 sq mi) of which 115.81 km2 (44.71 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 2.26 inhabitants per square kilometre (5.9/sq mi).

Kivijärven kunta
Kivijärvi kommun
Salamajärvi National Park

Coat of arms
Location of Kivijärvi in Finland
Coordinates: 63°07.2′N 025°04.5′E
Country Finland
RegionCentral Finland
Sub-regionSaarijärvi–Viitasaari sub-region
  Municipal managerPekka Helppikangas
  Total599.88 km2 (231.61 sq mi)
  Land484.05 km2 (186.89 sq mi)
  Water115.81 km2 (44.71 sq mi)
Area rank178th largest in Finland
  Rank296th largest in Finland
  Density2.26/km2 (5.9/sq mi)
Population by native language
  Finnish99.3% (official)
Population by age
  0 to 1418%
  15 to 6454.7%
  65 or older27.3%
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+03:00 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]19.5%

Kivijärvi is a municipality of Finland.

Neighbouring municipalities are Kannonkoski, Karstula, Kinnula, Kyyjärvi, Perho and Viitasaari.

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.


There are all together 89 lakes in Kivijärvi. Biggest lakes are Kivijärvi, Heitjärvi and Heikinjärvi.[6] Salamajärvi National Park is partly located in Kivijärvi.


Most common surnames and their frequencies in Kivijärvi as of 2014:[7]



  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. "Kivijärvi". Järviwiki. Finland's Environmental Administration. 2012. Retrieved 27 February 2012.
  7. Most Common Surnames in Kivijärvi

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