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Utajärven kunta
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Utajärvi coat of arms Location of Utajärvi in ​​Finland
Basic data
State : FinlandFinland Finland
Landscape : Northern Ostrobothnia
Administrative community : Oulunkaari
Geographical location 64 ° 45 '  N , 26 ° 23'  E Coordinates: 64 ° 45 '  N , 26 ° 23'  E
Surface: 1,736.71 km²
of which land area: 1,671.00 km²
of which inland waterways: 65.71 km²
Residents : 2,702 (Dec. 31, 2018)
Population density : 1.6 inhabitants / km²
Municipality number : 889
Language (s) : Finnish
Website : www.utajarvi.fi

Utajärvi [ ˈutɑjærvi ] is a municipality in the Finnish region of Northern Ostrobothnia . It is located around 50 km southeast of the city of Oulu on the middle reaches of the Kiiminkijoki and Oulujoki rivers .

The community has existed since 1865 and, in addition to the parish village of Utajärvi, includes the villages of Ahmas, Alakylä, Ala-Naama, Ala-Niska, Juorkuna, Järvikylä, Kangaskylä, Kemilä, Kormunkylä, Murronkylä, Naamankylä, Niska, Ojakylä, Sipotkajärvi, Sipotkylärvi , Särkijärvi, Tervolankylä, Utanen, Ylisuvanto and Yli-Utos. The settlement focus is in the south along the valley of the Oulujoki; the rest of the municipality is extremely sparsely populated. The municipality covers an area almost twice the size of Berlin, but has only a little more than 3000 inhabitants.

The main employers in the structurally weak and hardly industrialized region are the municipality itself as well as agriculture and forestry. In recent years, nature tourism has gained in importance. In the southeast, the municipality has a share in the Rokua National Park , which is known for its pristine pine forests, and in the north in the Olvassuo reserve.

The main attraction of Utajärvi is the wooden church from 1762. The band 22-Pistepirkko was founded in 1980 in Utajärvi.

sons and daughters of the town

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

Web links

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