Joroinen

Joroinen (Swedish: Jorois) is a municipality of Finland. It is located in the North Savo[1] region. The municipality has a population of 4,692 (31 March 2021)[4] and covers an area of 711.76 square kilometres (274.81 sq mi) of which 136.3 km2 (52.6 sq mi) is water.[3] The population density is 8.15 inhabitants per square kilometre (21.1/sq mi).

Joroinen

Jorois
Municipality
Joroisten kunta
Jorois kommun
Joroinen church
Joroinen church
Coat of arms of Joroinen
Coat of arms
Nickname(s): 
Paris of the Savonia[2]
Location of Joroinen in Finland
Location of Joroinen in Finland
Coordinates: 62°11′N 027°50′E / 62.183°N 27.833°E / 62.183; 27.833Coordinates: 62°11′N 027°50′E / 62.183°N 27.833°E / 62.183; 27.833
Country Finland
RegionNorth Savo[1]
Sub-regionVarkaus sub-region
Charter1631
Government
 • Municipality managerJoonas Hänninen
Area
 (2018-01-01)[3]
 • Total711.76 km2 (274.81 sq mi)
 • Land575.43 km2 (222.17 sq mi)
 • Water136.3 km2 (52.6 sq mi)
Area rank148th largest in Finland
Population
 (2021-03-31)[4]
 • Total4,692
 • Rank179th largest in Finland
 • Density8.15/km2 (21.1/sq mi)
Population by native language
 • Finnish98.2% (official)
 • Swedish0.4%
 • Others1.5%
Population by age
 • 0 to 1413.4%
 • 15 to 6455.5%
 • 65 or older31.2%
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+03:00 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[7]21.25%
Websitewww.joroinen.fi

Neighbouring municipalities are Juva, Leppävirta, Pieksämäki, Rantasalmi and Varkaus. Varkaus, a town in the North Savo region, is located 20 kilometres (12 mi) north of Joroinen, and Varkaus Airport is located in Joroinen.

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

Joroinen has the biggest disc golf course in Finland with 36 holes.[8][9]

Joroinen is often called "Paris of the Savonia" because in the 1700s the people of the manor spoke mainly French.[2]

Some villagesEdit

  • Joroisniemi
  • Järvikylä
  • Kaijonkylä
  • Kaitainen
  • Katisenlahti
  • Kerisalo
  • Kerisalonsaari
  • Kotkatlahti
  • Kurkela
  • Kuvansi
  • Koskenkylä
  • Lahnalahti
  • Maavesi
  • Montola
  • Ruokojärvi
  • Ruokoniemi
  • Tahkoranta
  • Uumaa

Historic manor houses of the area [10]Edit

  • Frugård
  • Hoviniemi
  • Joroisniemi, Braseborg
  • Juhanala
  • Järvikylä
  • Karhulahti
  • Korhola
  • Koskenhovi
  • Kotkanhovi
  • Paajala, Örnevik
  • Pasala
  • Puomila
  • Räisälänranta
  • Stendal
  • Torstila
  • Tuomaala
  • Virrantalo
  • Vättilä

International relationsEdit

Twin towns — sister citiesEdit

Joroinen is twinned with:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Government decided on division into regions". Retrieved 1 Jan 2021.
  2. ^ a b Nykänen, Helmi. "Joroisissa on itsetunto kohdillaan: "Savon Pariisi on aika korskean komea titteli omittavaksi"". Yle Uutiset (in Finnish).
  3. ^ a b "Area of Finnish Municipalities 1.1.2018" (PDF). National Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Preliminary population structure by area, 2021M01*-2021M03*". StatFin (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 2 May 2021.
  5. ^ "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.
  6. ^ "Population according to age (1-year) and sex by area and the regional division of each statistical reference year, 2003-2020". StatFin. Statistics Finland. Retrieved 2 May 2021.
  7. ^ "List of municipal and parish tax rates in 2021" (PDF). Tax Administration of Finland. 1 December 2020. Retrieved 10 April 2021.
  8. ^ Pallonen, Kalle. "Joroisiin rakenteilla Suomen suurin frisbeegolf-rata". Yle Uutiset (in Finnish). Yle Uutiset. Yle Uutiset.
  9. ^ "Kotkatharjun ulkoilualue - Radat - Frisbeegolfradat.fi". Frisbeegolfradat.fi (in Finnish).
  10. ^ "Herrasväen asuinpaikat - Eteläsavon kartanot ja kartanoiksi kutsutut". kirjasto.mikkeli.fi.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Joroinen at Wikimedia Commons