Rautjärvi

Rautjärvi is a municipality of Finland.

Rautjärvi
Municipality
Rautjärven kunta
Rautjärvi kommun
Simpele church in Rautjärvi
Simpele church in Rautjärvi
Coat of arms of Rautjärvi
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
RegionSouth Karelia
Sub-regionImatra sub-region
Charter1871
Government
 • Municipal managerHarri Anttila
Area
 (2018-01-01)[1]
 • Total401.89 km2 (155.17 sq mi)
 • Land351.64 km2 (135.77 sq mi)
 • Water50.25 km2 (19.40 sq mi)
Area rank219th largest in Finland
Population
 (2021-03-31)[2]
 • Total3,137
 • Rank213th largest in Finland
 • Density8.92/km2 (23.1/sq mi)
Population by native language
 • Finnish98.7% (official)
 • Others1.2%
Population by age
 • 0 to 149.1%
 • 15 to 6450.8%
 • 65 or older40.1%
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+03:00 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]21%
Websitewww.rautjarvi.fi

Rautjärvi is located in the province of Southern Finland and is part of the South Karelia region. The municipality has a population of 3,137 (31 March 2021)[2] and covers an area of 401.89 square kilometres (155.17 sq mi) of which 50.25 km2 (19.40 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 8.92 inhabitants per square kilometre (23.1/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.

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, Simpele, Torsansalo, Uimola, Untamo, Viimola, Vähikkälä

Noteworthy attractionsEdit

Notable individualsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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 Rautjärvi at Wikimedia Commons