Pyhäntä

Pyhäntä is a municipality of Finland. It is located in the Northern Ostrobothnia region. The municipality has a population of 1,574 (31 July 2020)[2] and covers an area of 847.48 square kilometres (327.21 sq mi) of which 36.72 km2 (14.18 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 1.94 inhabitants per square kilometre (5.0/sq mi). Neighbouring municipalities are Kajaani, Kiuruvesi, Kärsämäki, Pyhäjärvi, Siikalatva, and Vieremä. The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

Pyhäntä
Municipality
Pyhännän kunta
Pyhäntä kommun
Pyhäntä Church
Pyhäntä Church
Coat of arms of Pyhäntä
Coat of arms
Location of Pyhäntä in Finland
Location of Pyhäntä in Finland
Coordinates: 64°06′N 026°20′E / 64.100°N 26.333°E / 64.100; 26.333Coordinates: 64°06′N 026°20′E / 64.100°N 26.333°E / 64.100; 26.333
Country Finland
RegionNorthern Ostrobothnia
Sub-regionSiikalatva sub-region
Charter1899
Government
 • Municipal managerJouko Nissinen
Area
 (2018-01-01)[1]
 • Total847.48 km2 (327.21 sq mi)
 • Land810.76 km2 (313.04 sq mi)
 • Water36.72 km2 (14.18 sq mi)
Area rank96th largest in Finland
Population
 (2020-07-31)[2]
 • Total1,574
 • Rank281st largest in Finland
 • Density1.94/km2 (5.0/sq mi)
Population by native language
 • Finnish99.8% (official)
 • Others0.2%
Population by age
 • 0 to 1422%
 • 15 to 6462.8%
 • 65 or older15.2%
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+03:00 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]19.75%
Websitewww.pyhanta.fi

NatureEdit

There are several conservation areas located in the municipality. About 60% of the area is covered by swamps. Surface variation is larger compared to typical flat landscape in Ostrobothnia. One of the biggest lakes in the region is Iso Lamujärvi.

Some villagesEdit

Ahokylä, Ojalankylä, Lamujoki, Tavastkenkä, and Viitamäki.

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]. Heinäkuu 2020" (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 13 September 2020.
  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.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Pyhäntä at Wikimedia Commons