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—  Town  —
Jämsän kaupunki
The main street of Jämsä

Coat of arms
Location of Jämsä in Finland
Coordinates: 61°52′N 025°11′E / 61.867°N 25.183°E / 61.867; 25.183Coordinates: 61°52′N 025°11′E / 61.867°N 25.183°E / 61.867; 25.183
Country Finland
Region Central Finland
Sub-region Jämsä sub-region
Charter 1866
 - Town manager Tapani Mattila
Area (2009-01-01)[1]
 - Total 1,824.12 km2 (704.3 sq mi)
 - Land 1,571.44 km2 (606.7 sq mi)
 - Water 252.68 km2 (97.6 sq mi)
Area rank 50th largest in Finland
Population (2009-12-31)[2]
 - Total 22,965
 Density 14.61/km2 (37.8/sq mi)
Population rank 43rd largest in Finland
Population by native language [3]
 - Finnish 98.8% (official)
 - Swedish 0.1%
 - Others 1.1%
Population by age [4]
 - 0 to 14 15.9%
 - 15 to 64 62.7%
 - 65 or older 21.4%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 - Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 21%

Jämsä is a town and municipality of Finland.

It is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Central Finland region. The municipality has a population of 22,965 (31 December 2009)[2] and covers an area of 1,824.12 square kilometres (704.30 sq mi) of which 252.68 km2 (97.56 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 14.61 inhabitants per square kilometre (37.8 /sq mi).

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

The municipality of Kuorevesi was consolidated with Jämsä in 2001. The municipality of Längelmäki was partly consolidated with Jämsä in 2007. The municipality of Jämsänkoski was consolidated with Jämsä in the beginning of 2009.

It is the center of Finnish aeronautics industry – the aircraft factory and aeronautical engineering offices of Patria and the Test flight center of Finnish Air Force are located at Halli Airport in Jämsä.


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