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Pyhäjoen kunta
coat of arms map
Piippola coat of arms Location of Pyhäjoki in Finland
Basic data
State : FinlandFinland Finland
Landscape : Northern Ostrobothnia
Administrative community : Raahe
Geographical location 64 ° 28 '  N , 24 ° 14'  E Coordinates: 64 ° 28 '  N , 24 ° 14'  E
Surface: 1,365.32 km²
of which land area: 542.06 km²
of which inland waterways: 6.54 km²
of which sea area: 816.72 km²
Residents : 3,146 (Dec. 31, 2018)
Population density : 5.8 inhabitants / km²
Municipality number : 625
Language (s) : Finnish
Website :

Pyhäjoki [ ˈpyhæjɔki ] is a municipality in northern Finland . It is located around 100 km south of the city of Oulu at the mouth of the Pyhäjoki River in the Gulf of Bothnia .


Pyhäjoki was founded in 1573 at the behest of the Swedish King John III. founded. The territory of his governor covered the entire valley of the Pyhäjoki up to today's city of Pyhäjärvi . The municipality of Pyhäjoki has existed since 1865.

coat of arms

Description of the coat of arms : In the blue shield a white goose with a golden beak and feet of the same color. In the base of the shield a common golden cross with a crown above.

local community

Since the municipality of Merijärvi left the municipal association as an independent municipality in 1895, Pyhäjoki has included the eponymous church village, Etelänkylä (German "Süddorf"), Keskikylä ("Middle Village"), Limingoja, Parhalahti, Pirttikoski, Pohjankylä ("North Village"), Viirre and Yppäri.

Nuclear power plant

Pyhäjoki was chosen as the location for the country's third nuclear power plant after the works in Loviisa and on the Olkiluoto peninsula , which the Finnish consortium Fennovoima intends to build. The development work should start at the end of 2012 at the earliest. In October 2012, E.ON , which has a 34% stake in the consortium, announced that it wanted to sell these shares. The future of the project is therefore uncertain, as it is assumed that the 70 smaller companies involved in the consortium cannot afford the investment costs on their own. In April 2015, Fennovoima began clearing 95 hectares of forest in the Pyhäjoki coastal area, one fifth of the total area of ​​the Olkiluoto peninsula .


The wooden parish church of Pyhäjoki, built based on a drawing by Carl Ludwig Engel , burned down in 1974. In 1977 it was replaced by a modern building made of prestressed concrete.

Individual evidence

  1. Maanmittauslaitos (Finnish land surveying office): Suomen pinta-alat kunnittain January 1, 2010 . (PDF; 199 kB)
  2. Statistical Office Finland: Table 11ra - Key figures on population by region, 1990-2018
  3. World Nuclear News: Site selected for new Finnish plant , October 5, 2011. Accessed October 5, 2011.
  4. Eon withdraws from the nuclear power project. On:, October 24, 2012.

Web links

Commons : Pyhäjoki  - collection of images, videos and audio files