Isojoen kunta

Isojoki church and bell tower

Coat of arms

Location of Isojoki in Finland
Coordinates: 62°06′50″N 21°57′30″E / 62.11389°N 21.95833°E / 62.11389; 21.95833Coordinates: 62°06′50″N 21°57′30″E / 62.11389°N 21.95833°E / 62.11389; 21.95833
Country Finland
Region Southern Ostrobothnia
Sub-region Suupohja sub-region
Charter 1855
  Municipal manager Linda Leinonen
Area (2011-01-01)[1]
  Total 647.43 km2 (249.97 sq mi)
  Land 642.38 km2 (248.02 sq mi)
  Water 5.05 km2 (1.95 sq mi)
Area rank 190th largest in Finland
Population (2016-03-31)[2]
  Total 2,112
  Rank 276th largest in Finland
  Density 3.29/km2 (8.5/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
  Finnish 98.4% (official)
  Swedish 0.5%
  Others 1.1%
Population by age[4]
  0 to 14 14.7%
  15 to 64 58%
  65 or older 27.3%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
  Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 20.5%

Isojoki (Swedish: Storå) is a municipality of Finland.

It is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Southern Ostrobothnia region. The population of Isojoki is 2,112 (31 March 2016)[2] and the municipality covers an area of 642.38 km2 (248.02 sq mi) of which 5.05 km2 (1.95 sq mi) is inland water (1 January 2011).[1] The population density is 3.29/km2 (8.5/sq mi). Although the area isn't very high, one of the highest hills of southern Finland is located here (Lauhanvuori). Many Finns from this area immigrated to Minnesota, in the USA, as well as Michigan.

Industry: Wood, potato, machinery.

Tourism: Lauhanvuori National Park (hotel, viewtower, big smoke sauna, historical nature with many relics from ice-age)

Nature: Mostly Forest, swamp and agriculture

The municipality is unilingually Finnish and neighbour municipalities are Honkajoki, Karijoki, Kauhajoki, Kristiinankaupunki, Merikarvia and Siikainen.


  1. 1 2 "Area by municipality as of 1 January 2011" (PDF) (in Finnish and Swedish). Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 9 March 2011.
  2. 1 2 "Ennakkoväkiluku sukupuolen mukaan alueittain, maaliskuu.2016" (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 31 March 2016.
  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 and gender by area as of 31 December 2008". Statistics Finland's PX-Web databases. Statistics Finland. Retrieved 28 April 2009.
  5. "List of municipal and parish tax rates in 2011". Tax Administration of Finland. 29 November 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2011.

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