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Petäjäveden kunta
Petäjävesi kommun
Petäjävesi Old Church
Coat of arms of Petäjävesi
Location of Petäjävesi in Finland
Location of Petäjävesi in Finland
Coordinates: 62°15.5?N 025°11?E / 62.2583°N 25.183°E / 62.2583; 25.183Coordinates: 62°15.5?N 025°11?E / 62.2583°N 25.183°E / 62.2583; 25.183
Country Finland
RegionCentral Finland
Sub-regionJyväskylä sub-region
 o Municipal managerEero Vainio
 o Total495.41 km2 (191.28 sq mi)
 o Land456.38 km2 (176.21 sq mi)
 o Water39.01 km2 (15.06 sq mi)
 o Rank192nd largest in Finland
 o Total3,679
 o Rank201st largest in Finland
 o Density8.06/km2 (20.9/sq mi)
Population by native language
 o Finnish99.2% (official)
 o Swedish0.1%
 o Others0.7%
Population by age
 o 0 to 1418.9%
 o 15 to 6456.3%
 o 65 or older24.8%
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
UTC+03:00 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]21.75%

Petäjävesi (Finnish pronunciation: ['petæjæesi]; lit. "pine water") is a municipality of Finland. It is located in the province of Western Finland, next to the city of Jyväskylä, and is part of the Central Finland region. The municipality has a population of 3,679 (31 December 2021)[6] and covers an area of 495.41 square kilometres (191.28 sq mi) of which 39.01 km2 (15.06 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 8.06 inhabitants per square kilometre (20.9/sq mi).

Neighbouring municipalities are Jyväskylä, Jämsä, Keuruu, Multia and Uurainen.

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

The Petäjävesi Old Church, was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994 for its testimony to Nordic church architecture.[7]


There are all together 99 lakes in Petäjävesi. The biggest lakes are Jämsänvesi-Petäjävesi, Ala-Kintaus and Ylä-Kintaus. Karikkoselkä is a lake in Petäjävesi, which is formed by a meteorite.[8]

The Karikkoselkä impact crater is located southeast of the municipal centre.

Notable people



  1. ^ a b "Area of Finnish Municipalities 1.1.2018" (PDF). National Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ "Preliminary population structure by area, 2021M01*-2021M12*". StatFin (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 2022.
  3. ^ "Population according to language and the number of foreigners and land area km2 by area as of 31 December 2008". Statistics Finland's PX-Web databases. Statistics Finland. Retrieved 2009.
  4. ^ "Population according to age (1-year) and sex by area and the regional division of each statistical reference year, 2003-2020". StatFin. Statistics Finland. Retrieved 2021.
  5. ^ "List of municipal and parish tax rates in 2021" (PDF). Tax Administration of Finland. 1 December 2020. Retrieved 2021.
  6. ^ "Population by municipality as of 31 December 2006". Population Information System (in Finnish and Swedish). Population Register Center of Finland. Retrieved 2010.[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ "Petäjävesi Old Church". UNESCO World Heritage Centre. United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization. Retrieved 2021.
  8. ^ "Petäjävesi (kunta)". Järviwiki. Finland's Environmental Administration. 2012. Retrieved 2012.

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