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Ylivieskan kaupunki
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Ylivieska coat of arms Location of Ylivieska in Finland
Basic data
State : FinlandFinland Finland
Landscape : Northern Ostrobothnia
Administrative community : Ylivieska
Geographical location 64 ° 5 '  N , 24 ° 33'  E Coordinates: 64 ° 5 '  N , 24 ° 33'  E
Surface: 573.14 km²
of which land area: 568.58 km²
of which inland waterways: 4.56 km²
Residents : 15,212 (Dec 31, 2018)
Population density : 26.8 inhabitants / km²
Municipality number : 977
Postcodes : 84100-84880
Language (s) : Finnish
Website : ylivieska.fi

Ylivieska [ ˈyliviɛskɑ ] is a small town in northwestern Finland . It is located around 130 km south of the city of Oulu in the northern Ostrobothnian countryside .


Ylivieska has been an independent municipality since 1867. The town owed its growth after 1886 to the construction of the railway line from Helsinki to Rovaniemi, which at this point crosses another important transport route in the region, the Kalajoki River . In 1971 Ylivieska was granted city rights.

Today Ylivieska is the economic and cultural center of the Kalajokitales ( Kalajokilakso ) and the seat of an administrative community ( seutukunta ) to which the municipalities of Alavieska , Merijärvi , Sievi , Oulainen and Kalajoki have joined Ylivieska .

In the past, agriculture, especially livestock and dairy farming, was the main line of business. In recent decades, more and more medium-sized industrial and service companies have settled here. In recent times, the place has developed into the center of the region's automobile trade; Every year around 6,000 cars change hands here.



As in most rural areas of Finland, the Center Party is the strongest party in Ylivieska . She has 17 of 35 members of the local council. This is followed by the other two major parties in the country: The National Collection Party has six and the Social Democrats five seats on the municipal council. In the 2007 parliamentary elections, the Social Democrats were still well ahead of the rallying party with almost 30% of the vote. The True Finns entered the municipal council with four members in 2012. The Left Alliance , the Christian Democrats and the Green Bund are also represented in the municipal council, each with one seat.

Composition of the City Council (2013-2016)
Political party 2012 election results Seats
Center Party 47.9% 17th
National rally party 16.0% 6th
Social democrats 13.3% 5
True Finns 11.2% 4th
Left alliance 4.9% 1
Christian Democrats 3.5% 1
Green covenant 3.3% 1

Town twinning

Sons and daughters

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. Finnish Ministry of Justice: Result of the 2007 general election
  4. ^ Result of the 2012 local elections

Web links

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