Taivalkoski

Taivalkoski is a municipality of Finland, it is located in the Province of Oulu and is part of the Northern Ostrobothnia region.

Taivalkoski
Municipality
Taivalkosken kunta
Taivalkoski kommun
The childhood home of author Kalle Päätalo has become one of the most visited tourist attractions in Taivalkoski.
The childhood home of author Kalle Päätalo has become one of the most visited tourist attractions in Taivalkoski.
Coat of arms of Taivalkoski
Location of Taivalkoski in Finland
Location of Taivalkoski in Finland
Coordinates: 65°34.5′N 028°14.5′E / 65.5750°N 28.2417°E / 65.5750; 28.2417Coordinates: 65°34.5′N 028°14.5′E / 65.5750°N 28.2417°E / 65.5750; 28.2417
Country Finland
RegionNorthern Ostrobothnia
Sub-regionKoillismaa sub-region
Charter1879
Government
 • Municipal managerJukka Mikkonen
Area
 (2018-01-01)[1]
 • Total2,650.66 km2 (1,023.43 sq mi)
 • Land2,438.04 km2 (941.33 sq mi)
 • Water212.59 km2 (82.08 sq mi)
Area rank25th largest in Finland
Population
 (2021-03-31)[2]
 • Total3,920
 • Rank196th largest in Finland
 • Density1.61/km2 (4.2/sq mi)
Population by native language
 • Finnish99% (official)
 • Others1%
Population by age
 • 0 to 1414.4%
 • 15 to 6454.6%
 • 65 or older31%
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+03:00 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]20.5%
Websitewww.taivalkoski.fi

The municipality has a population of 3,920 (31 March 2021)[2] and covers an area of 2,650.66 square kilometres (1,023.43 sq mi) of which 212.59 km2 (82.08 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 1.61 inhabitants per square kilometre (4.2/sq mi).

The municipality is unilingually Finnish. The neighbouring municipalities are Kuusamo, Posio, Pudasjärvi and Suomussalmi. The Iijoki river runs through the centre of the village.

Taivalkoski was the home of famous writer Kalle Päätalo and television comedian Pekka Jalava. In addition, the famed Esperantist Osmo Buller, world champion ski jumper Tapio Räisänen, baseball player John Michaelson, and ice hockey player Joni Pitkänen were born in Taivalkoski.

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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.
  6. ^ "Väliskoostöö" (in Estonian). Illuka vald. Retrieved 21 March 2011.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Taivalkoski at Wikimedia Commons