Location of Alajärvi in Finland
|• Town manager||Vesa Koivunen|
|• Total||1,056.74 km2 (408.01 sq mi)|
|• Land||1,008.76 km2 (389.48 sq mi)|
|• Water||47.99 km2 (18.53 sq mi)|
|Area rank||78th largest in Finland|
|• Rank||99th largest in Finland|
|• Density||9.63/km2 (24.9/sq mi)|
|Population by native language|
|• Finnish||98.9% (official)|
|Population by age|
|• 0 to 14||18.8%|
|• 15 to 64||61.1%|
|• 65 or older||20.1%|
|Time zone||UTC+02:00 (EET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+03:00 (EEST)|
|Municipal tax rate||20.5%|
It is located in the South Ostrobothnia region. The town has a population of 9,712 (31 January 2019) 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. 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.
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.
- Reijo Hongisto
- Martti Korkia-Aho
- Matti Luoma-aho
- Eino Ojajärvi
- Verner Thomé
- Reijo Vähälä
- Eero Nelimarkka
- "Area of Finnish Municipalities 1.1.2018" (PDF). National Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
- "Suomen virallinen tilasto (SVT): Väestön ennakkotilasto [verkkojulkaisu]. Tammikuu 2019" (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
- "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.
- "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.
- "List of municipal and parish tax rates in 2011". Tax Administration of Finland. 29 November 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
- "Nelimarkka-Museo". www.nelimarkka-museo.fi. Retrieved 2019-04-11.
Media related to Alajärvi at Wikimedia Commons
- Town of Alajärvi – Official website
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