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Pudasjärven kaupunki
Pudasjärvi stad
Pudasjärven liikuntahalli ja nuorisotilat.jpg
Coat of arms of Pudasjärvi
Location of Pudasjärvi in Finland
Location of Pudasjärvi in Finland
Coordinates: 65°21.5′N 027°00′E / 65.3583°N 27.000°E / 65.3583; 27.000Coordinates: 65°21.5′N 027°00′E / 65.3583°N 27.000°E / 65.3583; 27.000
Country Finland
RegionNorth Ostrobothnia
Sub-regionOulu Arc
City rights2004
 • Total5,867.23 km2 (2,265.35 sq mi)
 • Land5,638.57 km2 (2,177.06 sq mi)
 • Water228.67 km2 (88.29 sq mi)
 • Rank8th largest in Finland
 • Total7,678
 • Rank127th largest in Finland
 • Density1.36/km2 (3.5/sq mi)
Population by native language
 • Finnish99.5% (official)
 • Swedish0.1%
 • Others0.3%
Population by age
 • 0 to 1415.4%
 • 15 to 6452.2%
 • 65 or older32.4%
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+03:00 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]21%

Pudasjärvi is a town and a municipality of Finland.

It is located in the province of Oulu and is part of the Northern Ostrobothnia region. The city has a population of 7,678 (31 December 2021)[2] and covers an area of 5,867.23 square kilometres (2,265.35 sq mi) of which 228.67 km2 (88.29 sq mi) is water. The population density is 1.36 inhabitants per square kilometre (3.5/sq mi).[1] Pudasjärvi is by area the second largest town in Finland (as of 2006, Rovaniemi is the largest) and one of the largest in the world.

Pudasjärvi is famed for its nature, and is the home of the southernmost fell area in Finland, Syöte.

The oldest dated rock formations within the European Union can be found in Siuruankylä, Pudasjärvi. The trondhjemite gneiss is aged 3,500 million years.[6]

Two Finnish melodic death metal bands, Kalmah and Eternal Tears of Sorrow formed in Pudasjärvi.


Results of the 2011 Finnish parliamentary election in Pudasjärvi:

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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*-2021M12*". StatFin (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 2 February 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 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.
  6. ^ Geological Survey of Finland annual report 2003 Archived 2006-07-23 at the Wayback Machine

External links[edit]

Media related to Pudasjärvi at Wikimedia Commons