Karijoen kunta

Coat of arms

Location of Karijoki in Finland
Coordinates: 62°18.5′N 021°42.5′E / 62.3083°N 21.7083°E / 62.3083; 21.7083Coordinates: 62°18.5′N 021°42.5′E / 62.3083°N 21.7083°E / 62.3083; 21.7083
Country Finland
Region Southern Ostrobothnia
Sub-region Suupohja sub-region
  Municipal manager Viljo Kurvinen
Area (2011-01-01)[1]
  Total 186.55 km2 (72.03 sq mi)
  Land 185.77 km2 (71.73 sq mi)
  Water 0.78 km2 (0.30 sq mi)
Area rank 308th largest in Finland
Population (2016-03-31)[2]
  Total 1,363
  Rank 308th largest in Finland
  Density 7.34/km2 (19.0/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
  Finnish 97.8% (official)
  Swedish 2.2%
  Others 0.1%
Population by age[4]
  0 to 14 13.8%
  15 to 64 59.7%
  65 or older 26.5%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
  Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 20%
Website www.karijoki.fi

Karijoki (Swedish: Bötom) 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 Karijoki is 1,363 (March 31, 2016)[2] and the municipality covers an area of 185.77 km2 (71.73 sq mi) of which 0.78 km2 (0.30 sq mi) is inland water (January 1, 2011).[1] The population density is 7.34/km2 (19.0/sq mi).

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

A neanderthal cave, the Wolf cave, was found in the Pyhävuori mountains in Karijoki in 1997.


Alakylä, Karijoen kirkonkylä, Myrkky and Ylikylä.

Notable individuals


  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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Karijoki in 1990
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