Utajärvi is a municipality of Finland. It is located in the Northern Ostrobothnia region next to the border of the Kainuu region, and is part of the former province of Oulu. It is 58 kilometres (36 mi) from Utajärvi to Oulu and 125 kilometres (78 mi) to Kajaani. The municipality has a population of 2,568 (31 December 2021)[2] and covers an area of 1,736.73 square kilometres (670.56 sq mi) of which 65.55 km2 (25.31 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 1.54 inhabitants per square kilometre (4.0/sq mi). The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

Utajärven kunta
Utajärvi kommun
Utajärvi Church
Utajärvi Church
Coat of arms of Utajärvi
Location of Utajärvi in Finland
Location of Utajärvi in Finland
Coordinates: 64°45′N 026°25′E / 64.750°N 26.417°E / 64.750; 26.417Coordinates: 64°45′N 026°25′E / 64.750°N 26.417°E / 64.750; 26.417
Country Finland
RegionNorth Ostrobothnia
 • Municipality managerKyösti Juujärvi
 • Total1,736.73 km2 (670.56 sq mi)
 • Land1,671.15 km2 (645.23 sq mi)
 • Water65.55 km2 (25.31 sq mi)
 • Rank37th largest in Finland
 • Total2,568
 • Rank236th largest in Finland
 • Density1.54/km2 (4.0/sq mi)
Population by native language
 • Finnish99.7% (official)
 • Others0.3%
Population by age
 • 0 to 1414.7%
 • 15 to 6453.5%
 • 65 or older31.8%
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+03:00 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]20.5%

The municipality is probably best known for the moraine region of Rokua, which is a popular summer and sports resort.

The popular rockgroup 22-Pistepirkko was formed in Utajärvi in 1980.

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  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*-2021M12*". StatFin (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 2 February 2022.
  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 Utajärvi at Wikimedia Commons