Pieksämäki (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈpie̯ksæˌmæki]) is a town and municipality of Finland. It is located in the Southern Savonia region, about 75 kilometres (47 mi) north of Mikkeli, 85 kilometres (53 mi) east of Jyväskylä and 95 kilometres (59 mi) south of Kuopio. The town has a population of 17,373 (31 March 2021) and covers an area of 1,836.22 square kilometres (708.97 sq mi) of which 266.76 km2 (103.00 sq mi) is water. The population density is 11.07 inhabitants per square kilometre (28.7/sq mi). Neighbour municipalities are Hankasalmi, Joroinen, Juva, Kangasniemi, Leppävirta, Mikkeli, Rautalampi and Suonenjoki.
|• Town manager||Ulla Nykänen|
|• Total||1,836.22 km2 (708.97 sq mi)|
|• Land||1,569.63 km2 (606.04 sq mi)|
|• Water||266.76 km2 (103.00 sq mi)|
|Area rank||40th largest in Finland|
|• Rank||66th largest in Finland|
|• Density||11.07/km2 (28.7/sq mi)|
|Population by native language|
|• Finnish||98.5% (official)|
|Population by age|
|• 0 to 14||11.7%|
|• 15 to 64||55.1%|
|• 65 or older||33.2%|
|Time zone||UTC+02:00 (EET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+03:00 (EEST)|
|Municipal tax rate||22%|
Pieksämäki was formed as a town on 1 January 2007 with the consolidation of the Pieksämäki and Pieksänmaa municipalities.
Diaconia University of Applied Sciences has a campus in Pieksämäki.
Results of the 2015 Finnish parliamentary election in Pieksämäki:
Twin towns — sister citiesEdit
Pieksämäki is twinned with:
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- "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 (1-year) and sex by area and the regional division of each statistical reference year, 2003-2020". StatFin. Statistics Finland. Retrieved 2 May 2021.
- "List of municipal and parish tax rates in 2021" (PDF). Tax Administration of Finland. 1 December 2020. Retrieved 10 April 2021.
Media related to Pieksämäki at Wikimedia Commons