Nivala

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Nivala
Town
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
Charter1867
Town privileges1992
Government
 • Town managerKari Valtanen
Area
 (2018-01-01)[1]
 • 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
Population
 (2021-03-31)[2]
 • 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%
Websitewww.nivala.fi

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.

Nature[edit]

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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References[edit]

  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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