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Sievin kunta
coat of arms map
Sievi coat of arms Location of Sievi in ​​Finland
Basic data
State : FinlandFinland Finland
Landscape : Northern Ostrobothnia
Administrative community : Ylivieska
Geographical location 63 ° 54 '  N , 24 ° 30'  E Coordinates: 63 ° 54 '  N , 24 ° 30'  E
Surface: 800.88 km²
of which land area: 787.34 km²
of which inland waterways: 13.54 km²
Residents : 4,980 (Dec 31, 2018)
Population density : 6.3 inhabitants / km²
Municipality number : 746
Language (s) : Finnish
Website :
Sievi Church
Sievi Church

Sievi [ ˈsiɛvi ] is a municipality in northwestern Finland. It is located in the coastal hinterland of the North Ostrobothnian landscape , around 150 km away between the cities of Oulu and Vaasa .

In addition to the church village (Finnish kirkonkylä ) Sievi, it includes the places Asemakylä (German “Bahnhofsdorf”), Jokikylä, Jyrinki, Järvikylä, Kiiskilä, Kirkonkylä, Kukonkylä, Leppälä, Lahdenperä and Sievinkylä.

Sievi is one of the main Laestadian settlement areas in Finland. Since the families of this Protestant revival movement are often very large, the population of Sievi has an average age well below the national mean; The below-average unemployment rate of the community can also be traced back to the work ethic of the Laestidians.

coat of arms

Description of the coat of arms : The gold-green coat of arms is divided by the clover leaf cut. A wavy golden bar over the base of the shield .



The dominant political force in rural Sievi is the Center Party . In the 2008 local elections, she received over 70% of the vote, one of her best results in Finland. It has 21 of 27 members of the local council. The left-wing alliance won three seats , two for the conservative National Collection Party and one for the right-wing populist “ True Finns ”. The Social Democrats , on the other hand, failed with a vote of just 2.6% when they entered the local council.

Composition of the municipal council (2009–2012)
Political party 2008 election results Seats
Center Party 71.3% 21st
Left alliance 12.1% 3
National rally party 9.5% 2
True Finns 4.4% 1

Town twinning

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. Helsingin Sanomat: Puolueiden suurimmat kannatuskunnat ( Memento of the original from October 30, 2008 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / archive link was automatically inserted and not yet checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. , October 27, 2008.
  4. Finnish Ministry of Justice: Result of the 2008 local elections

Web links

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