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Nivalan kaupunki
Nivala stad
Nivala stadshus.JPG
Coat of arms of Nivala
Coat of arms
Location of Nivala in Finland
Location of Nivala in Finland
Coordinates: 63°55.5′N 024°58.5′E / 63.9250°N 24.9750°E / 63.9250; 24.9750Coordinates: 63°55.5′N 024°58.5′E / 63.9250°N 24.9750°E / 63.9250; 24.9750
Country Finland
RegionNorthern Ostrobothnia
Sub-regionNivala–Haapajärvi sub-region
Town privileges1992
 • Town managerKari Valtanen
 • Total536.88 km2 (207.29 sq mi)
 • Land527.95 km2 (203.84 sq mi)
 • Water8.92 km2 (3.44 sq mi)
Area rank165th largest in Finland
 • Total10,472
 • Rank92nd largest in Finland
 • Density19.84/km2 (51.4/sq mi)
Population by native language
 • Finnish99.2% (official)
 • Swedish0.1%
 • Others0.7%
Population by age
 • 0 to 1422.5%
 • 15 to 6454.2%
 • 65 or older23.3%
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+03:00 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]22%

Nivala is a town and municipality of Finland. It is located in the Northern Ostrobothnia region. The town has a population of 10,472 (31 March 2021)[2] and covers an area of 536.88 square kilometres (207.29 sq mi) of which 8.92 km2 (3.44 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 19.84 inhabitants per square kilometre (51.4/sq mi). Neighbouring municipalities are Haapajärvi, Haapavesi, Sievi, and Ylivieska. The municipality is unilingually Finnish.


The Kalajoki river flows through the municipality. The biggest lake in the region is Pidisjärvi and the two other lakes are Suojärvi and Erkkisjärvi.

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  1. ^ a b "Area of Finnish Municipalities 1.1.2018" (PDF). National Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Preliminary population structure by area, 2021M01*-2021M03*". StatFin (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 2 May 2021.
  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 29 March 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 2 May 2021.
  5. ^ "List of municipal and parish tax rates in 2021" (PDF). Tax Administration of Finland. 1 December 2020. Retrieved 10 April 2021.

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