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—  Municipality  —
Juvan kunta
Juva Church

Coat of arms
Location of Juva in Finland
Coordinates: 61°54′N 027°51′E / 61.9°N 27.85°E / 61.9; 27.85Coordinates: 61°54′N 027°51′E / 61.9°N 27.85°E / 61.9; 27.85
Country Finland
Region Southern Savonia
Sub-region Pieksämäki sub-region
Parish 1442-01-19
Municipality 1868
 - Municipal manager Heikki Laukkanen
Area (2009-01-01)[1]
 - Total 1,345.82 km2 (519.6 sq mi)
 - Land 1,164.05 km2 (449.4 sq mi)
 - Water 181.77 km2 (70.2 sq mi)
Area rank 79th largest in Finland
Population (2009-12-31)[2]
 - Total 7,063
 - Density 6.07/km2 (15.7/sq mi)
Population rank 149th largest in Finland
Population by native language [3]
 - Finnish 98.6% (official)
 - Swedish 0.2%
 - Others 1.2%
Population by age [4]
 - 0 to 14 14.2%
 - 15 to 64 60.9%
 - 65 or older 24.8%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 - Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 19.75%

Juva is a municipality of Finland.

It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the Southern Savonia region some 270 kilometres (170 mi) North-East of Helsinki. It was founded on 19 January 1442, and is the oldest parish/municipality in Finland whose exact date of birth is known. At the time, it was only the second parish in Eastern Finland, and later, several other parishes were separated from it, such as Sääminki, (present-day Savonlinna), Kuopio, Pieksämäki and Joroinen. Secular municipal administration was established in 1868.[6]

The municipality has a population of 7,063 (31 December 2009)[2] and covers an area of 1,345.82 square kilometres (519.62 sq mi) of which 181.77 km2 (70.18 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 6.07 inhabitants per square kilometre (15.7 /sq mi). It is mainly an agricultural community, but possesses also some industries, notably WS Bookwell, a major pring press in Finland. The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

The Lake Jukajärvi is located in Juva municipality.


  1. ^ a b "Area by municipality as of 1 January 2009" (in Finnish and Swedish) (PDF). Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 20 February 2009.  
  2. ^ a b "Population by municipality as of 31 December 2009" (in Finnish and Swedish). Population Information System. Population Register Center of Finland.$file/091231.htm. Retrieved 13 January 2010.  
  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 2010". Tax Administration of Finland. 24 November 2009.;25512. Retrieved 13 January 2010.  
  6. ^ Niiranen, Esko (17 September 2007). "Pitkä historia" (in Finnish). Municipality of Juva. Retrieved 7 April 2009.  

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