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—  Municipality  —
Joutsan kunta
Joutsa Church

Coat of arms
Location of Joutsa in Finland
Coordinates: 61°44.5′N 026°07′E / 61.7417°N 26.117°E / 61.7417; 26.117Coordinates: 61°44.5′N 026°07′E / 61.7417°N 26.117°E / 61.7417; 26.117
Country Finland
Region Central Finland
Sub-region Joutsa sub-region
 - Municipal manager Harri Nissinen
Area (2009-01-01)[1]
 - Total 1,066.48 km2 (411.8 sq mi)
 - Land 867.38 km2 (334.9 sq mi)
 - Water 199.1 km2 (76.9 sq mi)
Area rank 104th largest in Finland
Population (2009-12-31)[2]
 - Total 5,094
 - Density 5.87/km2 (15.2/sq mi)
Population rank 190th largest in Finland
Population by native language [3]
 - Finnish 98.9% (official)
 - Swedish 0.2%
 - Others 0.9%
Population by age [4]
 - 0 to 14 12.6%
 - 15 to 64 60.2%
 - 65 or older 27.2%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 - Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 19.5%

Joutsa is a 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 5,094 (31 December 2009)[2] and covers an area of 1,066.48 square kilometres (411.77 sq mi) of which 199.1 km2 (76.9 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 5.87 inhabitants per square kilometre (15.2 /sq mi).

Municipality of Leivonmäki was consolidated with Joutsa on January 1, 2008.

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.


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