Merijärvi is a municipality of Finland.

Merijärven kunta
Merijärvi kommun
Coat of arms of Merijärvi
Coat of arms
Location of Merijärvi in Finland
Location of Merijärvi in Finland
Coordinates: 64°17.8′N 024°26.8′E / 64.2967°N 24.4467°E / 64.2967; 24.4467Coordinates: 64°17.8′N 024°26.8′E / 64.2967°N 24.4467°E / 64.2967; 24.4467
Country Finland
RegionNorthern Ostrobothnia
Sub-regionYlivieska sub-region
 • Municipal managerKari Jokela
 • Total231.63 km2 (89.43 sq mi)
 • Land229.83 km2 (88.74 sq mi)
 • Water1.8 km2 (0.7 sq mi)
Area rank253rd largest in Finland
 • Total1,084
 • Rank293rd largest in Finland
 • Density4.72/km2 (12.2/sq mi)
Population by native language
 • Finnish99.6% (official)
 • Others0.4%
Population by age
 • 0 to 1424.4%
 • 15 to 6451%
 • 65 or older24.6%
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+03:00 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]22.5%

It is located in the province of Oulu and is part of the Northern Ostrobothnia region. The municipality has a population of 1,084 (31 March 2021)[2] and covers an area of 231.63 square kilometres (89.43 sq mi) of which 1.8 km2 (0.69 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 4.72 inhabitants per square kilometre (12.2/sq mi).

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

Famous people in MerijärviEdit


  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.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Merijärvi at Wikimedia Commons