Tohmajärven kunta

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Location of Tohmajärvi in Finland
Coordinates: 62°14′N 30°20′E / 62.233°N 30.333°E / 62.233; 30.333Coordinates: 62°14′N 30°20′E / 62.233°N 30.333°E / 62.233; 30.333
Country Finland
Region North Karelia
Sub-region Central Karelia sub-region
Charter 1869
  Municipal manager Olli Riikonen
Area (2011-01-01)[1]
  Total 895.35 km2 (345.70 sq mi)
  Land 837.73 km2 (323.45 sq mi)
  Water 57.62 km2 (22.25 sq mi)
Area rank 125th largest in Finland
Population (2016-03-31)[2]
  Total 4,741
  Rank 191st largest in Finland
  Density 5.66/km2 (14.7/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
  Finnish 96% (official)
  Swedish 0.1%
  Others 3.9%
Population by age[4]
  0 to 14 14.4%
  15 to 64 62.8%
  65 or older 22.7%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
  Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 21.5%

Tohmajärvi is a municipality of Finland.

It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the North Karelia region. The municipality has a population of 4,741 (31 March 2016)[2] and covers an area of 895.35 square kilometres (345.70 sq mi) of which 57.62 km2 (22.25 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 5.66 inhabitants per square kilometre (14.7/sq mi).

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

The municipality of Värtsilä was consolidated with Tohmajärvi in 2005.

Tohmajärvi is located along the Blue Highway, which is an international tourist route from Mo i Rana, Norway to Pudozh, Russia via Sweden.

Famous people from Tohmajärvi


  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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