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Statistics on Jyväskylä

The city of Jyväskylä was incorporated as town on March 22nd 1837.

City of Jyväskylä is situated at the northern end of the scenic lake Päijänne, 270 kilometres north from Helsinki.

From 1 January 2009, the City of Jyväskylä, the Rural Municipality of Jyväskylä and the municipality of Korpilahti merged into one city, Jyväskylä.

The City of Jyväskylä:

  • the seventh largest city in Finland with some 140 000 residents
  • surface area 1171 km2
  • water surface area 295 km2
  • number of jobs 61 000
  • households 70 000
  • number summer cottages 4 000
  • city of 45 000 students
  • 48 comprehensive schools, 8 high schools and 15 libraries
  • the biggiest employer in the area totalling of 7 000 employees
  • 4200 foreign residents from over 100 different countries

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