Pylkönmäki is a former municipality of Finland. It was consolidated to Saarijärvi on 1 January 2009.

Former municipality
Pylkönmäen kunta
Pylkönmäki kommun
Coat of arms of Pylkönmäki
Location of Pylkönmäki in Finland
Location of Pylkönmäki in Finland
Coordinates: 62°40′05″N 24°48′20″E / 62.66806°N 24.80556°E / 62.66806; 24.80556Coordinates: 62°40′05″N 24°48′20″E / 62.66806°N 24.80556°E / 62.66806; 24.80556
ProvinceWestern Finland Province
RegionCentral Finland
Merged into Saarijärvi2009
SeatPylkönmäen kirkonkylä
 • Land366.83 km2 (141.63 sq mi)
 • Total975

It is located in the Central Finland region. The municipality had a population of 975 (2006) and covered an area of 392.61 km² of which 24.58 km² is water. The population density was 2.65 inhabitants per km².

The municipality was unilingually Finnish.


  • Pylkönmäen kirkonkylä
  • Kukko
  • Kuoppala
  • Mahlu
  • Paajala
  • Puolimatka
  • Mulikka
  • Pajumäki
  • Soidinmäki
  • Vihanti
  • Pääjärvi


Pylkönmäki was first mentioned in 1788, at the time referring to a farm in the village of Paajala. It is named after Antti Pylkkänen (or Pylkkinen), who moved from Tavastia into the Karanka wilderness, where the village of Paajala would later appear.

The area was originally a part of Saarijärvi. In 1858 its inhabitants requested the establishment of a chapel in the settlement of Pylkönmäki, which is located between the villages of Paajala and Kukko. The Finnish senate decided that Pylkönmäki should become a separate parish and municipality in 1898, but the change only happened later in 1914.[1]


  1. ^ "SuomalainenPaikannimikirja_e-kirja_kuvallinen.pdf" (PDF). (in Finnish). p. 359. Retrieved August 20, 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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