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|Landscape :||Northern Ostrobothnia|
|Administrative community :||Oulunkaari|
|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|
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.
sons and daughters of the town
- Asko Keränen (1962), musician in the band 22-Pistepirkko
- PK Keränen (1964), musician in the band 22-Pistepirkko
- Espe Havarinen (1964), musician in the band 22-Pistepirkko
- Maanmittauslaitos (Finnish land surveying office): Suomen pinta-alat kunnittain January 1, 2010 . (PDF; 199 kB)
- Statistical Office Finland: Table 11ra - Key figures on population by region, 1990-2018
Free standing church bells