Juuka (Swedish: Juga) is a municipality of Finland.

Juuka

Juga
Municipality
Juuan kunta
Juga kommun
Juuka Church
Juuka Church
Coat of arms of Juuka
Coat of arms
Location of Juuka in Finland
Location of Juuka in Finland
Coordinates: 63°14.5′N 029°15′E / 63.2417°N 29.250°E / 63.2417; 29.250Coordinates: 63°14.5′N 029°15′E / 63.2417°N 29.250°E / 63.2417; 29.250
Country Finland
RegionNorth Karelia
Sub-regionPielinen Karelia sub-region
Charter1868
Government
 • Municipal managerMarkus Hirvonen
Area
 (2018-01-01)[1]
 • Total1,846.58 km2 (712.97 sq mi)
 • Land1,501.79 km2 (579.84 sq mi)
 • Water344.78 km2 (133.12 sq mi)
Area rank43rd largest in Finland
Population
 (2019-01-31)[2]
 • Total4,700
 • Rank179th largest in Finland
 • Density3.13/km2 (8.1/sq mi)
Population by native language
 • Finnish98.1% (official)
 • Swedish0.1%
 • Others1.8%
Population by age
 • 0 to 1413.8%
 • 15 to 6461.6%
 • 65 or older24.6%
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+03:00 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]19.75%
Websitewww.juuka.fi

It is located in the North Karelia region. The municipality has a population of 4,700 (31 January 2019)[2] and covers an area of 1,846.58 square kilometres (712.97 sq mi) of which 344.78 km2 (133.12 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 3.13 inhabitants per square kilometre (8.1/sq mi).

Neighbouring municipalities are Kuopio, Kaavi, Kontiolahti, Lieksa, Nurmes, Polvijärvi and Rautavaara.

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

Villages of JuukaEdit

Juuka consists of 20 villages. Those are Ahmovara, Halivaara, the main village, Juuka, Kannas, Kajoo, Kuhnusta, Larinsaari, Matara, Nunnanlahti, Paalasmaa, Petrovaara, Pihlajavaara, Polvela, Raholanvaara, Timovaara, Tuopanjoki, Vaikko, Vihtasuo and Vuokko.

EtymologyEdit

Juuka means a river that flows through a lake[6]

Juuan ElliEdit

Ellinpäivät is a scenario where in four days different associations, communities and companies arrange events to each day. To get information about these events there is some space booked in a newspaper Vaarojen Sanomat. There is info and a timetable for the events. The board selects the people who are in charge of the scenario. Elli means a person that is the figurehead of the scenario and a new figurehead is chosen every year.

The events can be, for example, concerts, market events, the declaring of a new Elli and a new event called “Juuret Juuassa –ryhmän Rehvit”. The event is basically a car show. Many retro cars and their drivers. It's, for that reason, called a nowadays rally for the elder youngsters.

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. ^ Matti Puoskari: Puu-Juuan raitilta, ISBN 951-96823-5-X, page 8 finnish

External linksEdit

  Media related to Juuka at Wikimedia Commons