Alajärvi is a town and municipality of Finland.

Alajärvi
Town
Alajärven kaupunki
Alajärvi stad
Alajärvi Church
Alajärvi Church
Coat of arms of Alajärvi
Coat of arms
Location of Alajärvi in Finland
Location of Alajärvi in Finland
Coordinates: 63°00′N 023°49′E / 63.000°N 23.817°E / 63.000; 23.817Coordinates: 63°00′N 023°49′E / 63.000°N 23.817°E / 63.000; 23.817
Country Finland
RegionSouth Ostrobothnia
Sub-regionJärviseutu sub-region
Charter1869
Town privileges1986
Government
 • Town managerVesa Koivunen
Area
 (2018-01-01)[1]
 • Total1,056.74 km2 (408.01 sq mi)
 • Land1,008.76 km2 (389.48 sq mi)
 • Water47.99 km2 (18.53 sq mi)
Area rank78th largest in Finland
Population
 (2019-01-31)[2]
 • Total9,712
 • Rank99th largest in Finland
 • Density9.63/km2 (24.9/sq mi)
Population by native language
 • Finnish98.9% (official)
 • Swedish0.1%
 • Others1%
Population by age
 • 0 to 1418.8%
 • 15 to 6461.1%
 • 65 or older20.1%
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+03:00 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]20.5%
Websitewww.alajarvi.fi

It is located in the South Ostrobothnia region. The town has a population of 9,712 (31 January 2019)[2] and covers an area of 1,056.74 square kilometres (408.01 sq mi) of which 47.99 km2 (18.53 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 9.63 inhabitants per square kilometre (24.9/sq mi).

The town is unilingually Finnish; there are few immigrants.

The town is home to the Nelimarkka Museum. The museum was built by the painter Eero Nelimarkka. It was designed by his friend, the architect Hilding Ekelund.[6]

Though a small town, Alajärvi has a few shops, namely Supermarket, Tokmanni, Lidl and a few others. In 2013 a public natatorium was opened, which also includes a weight room.

The municipality of Lehtimäki was consolidated with Alajärvi on 1 January 2009.


PeopleEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Area of Finnish Municipalities 1.1.2018" (PDF). National Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b "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. ^ "Nelimarkka-Museo". www.nelimarkka-museo.fi. Retrieved 2019-04-11.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Alajärvi at Wikimedia Commons