It is located in the Southern Savonia region. The town has a population of 17,909 (31 January 2019)[2] and covers an area of 1,836.22 square kilometres (708.97 sq mi) of which 266.76 km2 (103.00 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 11.41 inhabitants per square kilometre (29.6/sq mi).. Neighbour municipalities are Hankasalmi, Joroinen, Juva, Kangasniemi, Leppävirta, Mikkeli, Rautalampi and Suonenjoki.

Pieksämäen kaupunki
Pieksämäki stad
Pieksämäki from the water tower

Coat of arms
Location of Pieksämäki in Finland
Coordinates: 62°18′N 027°08′E
Country Finland
RegionSouthern Savonia
Sub-regionPieksämäki sub-region
  Town managerTapio Turunen
  Total1,836.22 km2 (708.97 sq mi)
  Land1,569.63 km2 (606.04 sq mi)
  Water266.76 km2 (103.00 sq mi)
Area rank40th largest in Finland
  Rank65th largest in Finland
  Density11.41/km2 (29.6/sq mi)
Population by native language
  Finnish98.5% (official)
Population by age
  0 to 1413.6%
  15 to 6463.3%
  65 or older23.1%
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+03:00 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]19.75%

Pieksämäki is a town and municipality of Finland.

The town of Pieksämäki was formed on January 1, 2007 with the consolidation of the municipalities of Pieksämäki and Pieksänmaa.

Pieksämäki railway station is an important junction for the Finnish railway network, and Savo Railway Museum is located in the area.

Diaconia University of Applied Sciences has a campus in Pieksämäki.

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.


Results of the 2015 Finnish parliamentary election in Pieksämäki:

International relations

Twin towns — sister cities

Pieksämäki is twinned with:

Notable people


  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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