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)[2] 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.[1] 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.

Pieksämäen kaupunki
Pieksämäki stad
Pieksämäki from the water tower
Pieksämäki from the water tower
Coat of arms of Pieksämäki
Location of Pieksämäki in Finland
Location of Pieksämäki in Finland
Coordinates: 62°18′N 027°08′E / 62.300°N 27.133°E / 62.300; 27.133Coordinates: 62°18′N 027°08′E / 62.300°N 27.133°E / 62.300; 27.133
Country Finland
RegionSouthern Savonia
Sub-regionPieksämäki sub-region
 • Town managerUlla Nykänen
 • Total1,836.22 km2 (708.97 sq mi)
 • Land1,569.63 km2 (606.04 sq mi)
 • Water266.76 km2 (103.00 sq mi)
Area rank40th largest in Finland
 • Total17,373
 • Rank66th largest in Finland
 • Density11.07/km2 (28.7/sq mi)
Population by native language
 • Finnish98.5% (official)
 • Swedish0.1%
 • Others1.4%
Population by age
 • 0 to 1411.7%
 • 15 to 6455.1%
 • 65 or older33.2%
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+03:00 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]22%


Pieksämäki was formed as a town on 1 January 2007 with the consolidation of the Pieksämäki and Pieksänmaa municipalities.


Pieksämäki railway station is an important junction for the Finnish railway network, and Savo Railway Museum is located in the area.


Diaconia University of Applied Sciences has a campus in Pieksämäki.


Results of the 2015 Finnish parliamentary election in Pieksämäki:

International relationsEdit

Twin towns — sister citiesEdit

Pieksämäki is twinned with:

Notable peopleEdit

See alsoEdit


  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 Pieksämäki at Wikimedia Commons