It is located in the province of Western Finland, next to Jyväskylä and is part of the Central Finland region. The municipality has a population of 3,886 (31 January 2019)[6] and covers an area of 495.41 square kilometres (191.28 sq mi) of which 39.01 km2 (15.06 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 8.51 inhabitants per square kilometre (22.0/sq mi).

Petäjäveden kunta
Petäjävesi kommun

Coat of arms
Location of Petäjävesi in Finland
Coordinates: 62°15.5′N 025°11′E
Country Finland
RegionCentral Finland
Sub-regionJyväskylä sub-region
  Municipal managerEero Vainio
  Total495.41 km2 (191.28 sq mi)
  Land456.38 km2 (176.21 sq mi)
  Water39.01 km2 (15.06 sq mi)
Area rank192nd largest in Finland
  Rank202nd largest in Finland
  Density8.51/km2 (22.0/sq mi)
Population by native language
  Finnish99.2% (official)
Population by age
  0 to 1418.2%
  15 to 6462%
  65 or older19.8%
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+03:00 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]20%

Petäjävesi is a municipality of Finland.

Neighbouring municipalities are Jyväskylä, Jämsä, Keuruu, Multia and Uurainen.

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

The Petäjävesi Old Church is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


There are all together 99 lakes in Petäjävesi. The biggest lakes are Jämsänvesi-Petäjävesi, Ala-Kintaus and Ylä-Kintaus. Karikkoselkä is a lake in Petäjävesi, which is formed by a meteorite.[7]

The Karikkoselkä impact crater is located southeast of the municipal centre.



  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. "Population by municipality as of 31 December 2006". Population Information System (in Finnish and Swedish). Population Register Center of Finland. Retrieved 2 May 2010.
  7. "Petäjävesi (kunta)". Järviwiki. Finland's Environmental Administration. 2012. Retrieved 27 February 2012.

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