Open main menu

Wikipedia β

Rautjärvi is a municipality of Finland.

Rautjärvi
Municipality
Rautjärven kunta
Simpele church in Rautjärvi
Simpele church in Rautjärvi
Coat of arms of Rautjärvi
Coat of arms
Location of Rautjärvi in Finland
Location of Rautjärvi in Finland
Coordinates: 61°26′N 029°21′E / 61.433°N 29.350°E / 61.433; 29.350Coordinates: 61°26′N 029°21′E / 61.433°N 29.350°E / 61.433; 29.350
Country  Finland
Region South Karelia
Sub-region Imatra sub-region
Charter 1871
Government
 • Municipal manager Harri Anttila
Area (2016-01-01)[1]
 • Total 351.59 km2 (135.75 sq mi)
 • Land 351.64 km2 (135.77 sq mi)
 • Water 50.25 km2 (19.40 sq mi)
Area rank 219th largest in Finland
Population (2017-08-31)[2]
 • Total 3,495
 • Rank 213th largest in Finland
 • Density 9.94/km2 (25.7/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Finnish 98.7% (official)
 • Others 1.2%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 13%
 • 15 to 64 60.4%
 • 65 or older 26.6%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 19%
Website www.rautjarvi.fi

It is located in the province of Southern Finland and is part of the South Karelia region. The municipality has a population of 3,495 (31 August 2017)[2] and covers an area of 351.59 square kilometres (135.75 sq mi) of which 50.25 km2 (19.40 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 9.94 inhabitants per square kilometre (25.7/sq mi).

The municipality is unilingually Finnish. It was the birthplace of legendary sniper Simo Häyhä, a hero of the Winter War of World War II.

Contents

HistoryEdit

The municipality of Rautjärvi was founded in the year of 1861. A few years prior in 1859, the Rautjärvi parish had founded an independent church.

After the Winter War ended with the signing of the Moscow Peace Treaty on March 12, 1940, almost half of Rautjärvi (198.9 km²) was handed over to the Soviet Union in accordance with the treaty.

VillagesEdit

The villages of Rautjärvi are inclusive of: Haakanala, Hallilanmäki, Hiivaniemi, Hinkkala, Hynnilä, Ilmee, Jurvala, Kalpiala, Kekäleniemi, Kokkola, Kopsala, Korjola, Korpijärvi, Lankila, Latvajärvi, Miettilä, Niskapietilä, Partila, Pirhola, Purnujärvi, Rautjärvi, Siisiälä, Torsansalo, Uimola, Untamo, Viimola, Vähikkälä

Noteworthy attractionsEdit

Notable individualsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Population density by area 1.1.2016". Statistics Finland. Retrieved 12 February 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Ennakkoväkiluku sukupuolen mukaan alueittain, elokuu 2017" (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 18 October 2017. 
  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 Rautjärvi at Wikimedia Commons