Joutsa is a municipality of Finland. It is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Central Finland region. Jyväskylä is located about 70 kilometres (43 mi) north of the Joutsa municipality.

Joutsa
Municipality
Joutsan kunta
Joutsa kommun
Joutsa Church
Joutsa Church
Coat of arms of Joutsa
Location of Joutsa in Finland
Location of Joutsa in Finland
Coordinates: 61°44.5′N 026°07′E / 61.7417°N 26.117°E / 61.7417; 26.117Coordinates: 61°44.5′N 026°07′E / 61.7417°N 26.117°E / 61.7417; 26.117
Country Finland
RegionCentral Finland
Sub-regionJoutsa sub-region
Government
 • Municipal managerHarri Nissinen
Area
 (2018-01-01)[1]
 • Total1,066.42 km2 (411.75 sq mi)
 • Land867.17 km2 (334.82 sq mi)
 • Water199.25 km2 (76.93 sq mi)
Area rank89th largest in Finland
Population
 (2021-03-31)[2]
 • Total4,294
 • Rank189th largest in Finland
 • Density4.95/km2 (12.8/sq mi)
Population by native language
 • Finnish98.9% (official)
 • Swedish0.2%
 • Others0.9%
Population by age
 • 0 to 1410.5%
 • 15 to 6450.3%
 • 65 or older39.2%
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+03:00 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]21%
Websitewww.joutsa.fi

The municipality has a population of 4,294 (31 March 2021)[2] and covers an area of 1,066.42 square kilometres (411.75 sq mi) of which 199.25 km2 (76.93 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 4.95 inhabitants per square kilometre (12.8/sq mi).

Neighbouring municipalities: Hartola, Hirvensalmi, Jyväskylä, Kangasniemi, Luhanka, Pertunmaa and Toivakka. The municipality of Leivonmäki was consolidated with Joutsa on January 1, 2008.

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

Nature and CultureEdit

There are all together 192 lakes in Joutsa. The biggest lakes are Puula, Suontee and Jääsjärvi.[6]

Leivonmäki National Park is located in Joutsa. At area is swamps, beaches and forest in esker.

Newspapers:

  • Joutsan seutu is published in Joutsa and Luhanka.
  • Itä-Häme

Sahticulture in Joutsa is known by Joutsan sahti.

Some villagesEdit

Havumäki, Kivisuo, Kälä, Laitjärvi, Lapinkylä, Leivonmäki, Marjotaipale, Pärnämäki, Ruokoranta, Ruorasmäki, Rutalahti, Savenaho, Selänpohja, Taka-Ikola, Tammilahti, Tolvasniemi, and Vehmaa

GalleryEdit

TwinningsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Area of Finnish Municipalities 1.1.2018" (PDF). National Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Preliminary population structure by area, 2021M01*-2021M03*". StatFin (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 2 May 2021.
  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 (1-year) and sex by area and the regional division of each statistical reference year, 2003-2020". StatFin. Statistics Finland. Retrieved 2 May 2021.
  5. ^ "List of municipal and parish tax rates in 2021" (PDF). Tax Administration of Finland. 1 December 2020. Retrieved 10 April 2021.
  6. ^ "Joutsa". Järviwiki. Finland's Environmental Administration. 2012. Retrieved 27 February 2012.
  7. ^ "Suomen kuntien ystävyyskunnat" (in Finnish). Embassy of Finland in Estonia. Retrieved 7 May 2012.
  8. ^ "Ystävyyskunnat" (PDF) (in Finnish). Pohjola-Norden. Retrieved 7 May 2012.[permanent dead link]

External linksEdit

  Media related to Joutsa at Wikimedia Commons