Location of Nurmes in Finland
|Coordinates: 63°32.7′N 029°08′E / 63.5450°N 29.133°ECoordinates: 63°32.7′N 029°08′E / 63.5450°N 29.133°E|
|• Town manager||Asko Saatsi|
|• Total||1,854.79 km2 (716.14 sq mi)|
|• Land||1,601.09 km2 (618.18 sq mi)|
|• Water||253.7 km2 (98.0 sq mi)|
|Area rank||49th largest in Finland|
|• Rank||127th largest in Finland|
|• Density||4.99/km2 (12.9/sq mi)|
|Population by native language|
|• Finnish||99% (official)|
|Population by age|
|• 0 to 14||13.3%|
|• 15 to 64||62.4%|
|• 65 or older||24.3%|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
|• Summer (DST)||EEST (UTC+3)|
|Municipal tax rate||20%|
It was located in the former province of Eastern Finland until 2010 and is now in the North Karelia region. The town has a population of 7,983 (31 March 2016) and covers an area of 1,854.79 square kilometres (716.14 sq mi) of which 253.7 km2 (98.0 sq mi) is water. The population density is 4.99 inhabitants per square kilometre (12.9/sq mi). Nurmes railway station is now the northern terminus of a twice-daily VR passenger train service from Joensuu; the service will be withdrawn in 2016. The railway north of Nurmes is open for freight only.
Hotel club Bomba is situated in Nurmes.
Nurmes is also the official Christmas Carol City of Europe.
Twin towns — Sister cities
Nurmes is twinned with:
- "Area by municipality as of 1 January 2011" (PDF) (in Finnish and Swedish). Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 9 March 2011.
- "Ennakkoväkiluku sukupuolen mukaan alueittain, maaliskuu.2016" (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 31 March 2016.
- "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.
- "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.
- "List of municipal and parish tax rates in 2011". Tax Administration of Finland. 29 November 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
- http://yle.fi/uutiset/vr_to_close_nearly_30_train_stations_some_routes/8307702 YLE News: closure of rail service to Nurmes in 2016
- "Nurmeksen kielipesässä lapsista tulee karjalankielisiä". Retrieved 2010-07-10.
Media related to Nurmes at Wikimedia Commons
- Town of Nurmes – Official website