Ylöjärvi (Finnish: [ˈylø̞ˌjærʋi]) is a town and a municipality in the Pirkanmaa region, 14 kilometres (9 mi) west of Tampere and 189 kilometres (117 mi) north the capital city Helsinki in Finland.

Ylöjärven kaupunki
Ylöjärvi stad
Ylöjärvi library
Ylöjärvi library
Coat of arms of Ylöjärvi
Coat of arms
Location of Ylöjärvi in Finland
Location of Ylöjärvi in Finland
Coordinates: 61°33′N 023°35′E / 61.550°N 23.583°E / 61.550; 23.583Coordinates: 61°33′N 023°35′E / 61.550°N 23.583°E / 61.550; 23.583
Country Finland
Sub-regionTampere sub-region
 • Town managerJarkko Sorvanto resigned on Jan-7 2021 due to litigious situation in town leadership. The position is currently open, town management representatives will interview 5 candidates in the final round (status on Mar-26).
 • Total1,324.14 km2 (511.25 sq mi)
 • Land1,115.47 km2 (430.69 sq mi)
 • Water208.62 km2 (80.55 sq mi)
Area rank69th largest in Finland
 • Total33,350
 • Rank34th largest in Finland
 • Density29.9/km2 (77/sq mi)
Population by native language
 • Finnish98.2% (official)
 • Swedish0.3%
 • Others1.5%
Population by age
 • 0 to 1422%
 • 15 to 6465%
 • 65 or older13%
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+03:00 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]20.5%
Unemployment rate21%

The town has a population of 33,350 (31 December 2020)[2] and covers an area of 1,324.14 square kilometres (511.25 sq mi) of which 208.62 km2 (80.55 sq mi) is water. The population density is 29.9 inhabitants per square kilometre (77/sq mi). The population has increased rapidly in recent years. In 1990 it was slightly over 18,000, while on December 31, 2011 it was 30,942.

The neighbouring municipalities are Hämeenkyrö, Ikaalinen, Kihniö, Nokia, Parkano, Ruovesi, Tampere and Virrat.

The municipality of Viljakkala was consolidated with Ylöjärvi on January 1, 2007. The municipality of Kuru was consolidated with Ylöjärvi on January 1, 2009.


Ylöjärvi was founded as a municipality in 1869. Since January 1, 2004, it has been known as a town (kaupunki). The Finnish Museum of Refrigeration also locates at Ylöjärvi.[6]


The rock band Eppu Normaali originates in Ylöjärvi.

Tree MountainEdit

The town is the location of Tree Mountain, Land Art by Agnes Denes. This work was conceived in 1983, and construction was announced by the Finnish government at the 1992 Earth Summit. Construction was complete in 1996, and the site is legally protected for the next 400 years.[7] Tree Mountain was dedicated in June 1996 by the President of Finland.[8]

International relationsEdit

Twin towns — Sister citiesEdit

Ylöjärvi is twinned with:



  1. ^ "Area of Finnish Municipalities 1.1.2018" (PDF). National Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Suomen virallinen tilasto (SVT): Väestön ennakkotilasto [verkkojulkaisu]. Joulukuu 2020" (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 11 February 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 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 2021" (PDF). Tax Administration of Finland. 1 December 2020. Retrieved 10 April 2021.
  6. ^ "Kylmämuseo". Suomen jäähdytysalan museo. Retrieved 29 March 2020.
  7. ^ "Tree Mountain". Retrieved 2008-10-24.
  8. ^ "Finnish Parliament documents". Retrieved 2010-09-06.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Ylöjärvi at Wikimedia Commons

  • [1] – Official website