Ylöjärvi (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈyløjærʋi]) is a town and a municipality in the Pirkanmaa region, 14 kilometres (9 mi) west of Tampere and 189 kilometres (117 mi) north of Finland´s capital city Helsinki.

Ylöjärven kaupunki
Ylöjärvi stad
Ylöjärvi library

Coat of arms
Location of Ylöjärvi in Finland
Coordinates: 61°33′N 023°35′E
Country Finland
Sub-regionTampere sub-region
  Town managerPentti Sivunen
  Total1,324.14 km2 (511.25 sq mi)
  Land1,115.47 km2 (430.69 sq mi)
  Water208.62 km2 (80.55 sq mi)
Area rank69th largest in Finland
  Rank34th largest in Finland
  Density29.55/km2 (76.5/sq mi)
Population by native language
  Finnish98.2% (official)
Population by age
  0 to 1422%
  15 to 6465%
  65 or older13%
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+03:00 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]19.75%
Unemployment rate21%

The town has a population of 32,962 (31 January 2019)[2] and covers an area of 1,324.14 square kilometres (511.25 sq mi) of which 208.62 km2 (80.55 sq mi) is water. The population density is 29.55 inhabitants per square kilometre (76.5/sq mi). The population has increased rapidly in recent years, in 1990 it was slightly over 18,000. On 31 December 2011 it was 30,942.

Neighbouring municipalities are Hämeenkyrö, Ikaalinen, Kihniö, Nokia, Parkano, Ruovesi, Tampere and Virrat.

The municipality of Viljakkala was consolidated with Ylöjärvi on January 1, 2007. The municipality of Kuru was consolidated with Ylöjärvi on January 1, 2009.


Ylöjärvi was founded as a municipality in 1869. Starting January 1, 2004, it is known as a town.


The famous rock band Eppu Normaali comes from Ylöjärvi.

Tree Mountain

The town is the location of Tree Mountain, Land Art by Agnes Denes. This work was conceived in 1983, and construction was announced by the Finnish government at the 1992 Earth Summit. Construction was complete in 1996 , and the site is legally protected for the next 400 years. [6] Tree Mountain was dedicated in June 1996 by the President of Finland.[7]

International relations

Twin towns — Sister cities

Ylöjärvi is twinned with:


  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. "Tree Mountain". Retrieved 2008-10-24.
  7. "Finnish Parliament documents". Retrieved 2010-09-06.

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