Nurmijärvi

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Nurmijärvi
Municipality
Nurmijärven kunta
Coat of airms o Nurmijärvi
Coat airms
Location o Nurmijärvi in Finland
Location o Nurmijärvi in Finland
Coordinates: 60°28′N 024°48.5′E / 60.467°N 24.8083°E / 60.467; 24.8083Coordinates: 60°28′N 024°48.5′E / 60.467°N 24.8083°E / 60.467; 24.8083
Kintra Finland
RegionUusimaa
Sub-regionHelsinki sub-region
Chairter1605
Govrenment
 • Municipal managerKimmo Behm
Area
 (2018-01-01)[1]
 • Total367.26 km2 (141.80 sq mi)
 • Laund361.84 km2 (139.71 sq mi)
 • Water5.4 km2 (2.1 sq mi)
Area rank211t lairgest in Finland
Population
 (2019-01-31)[2]
 • Total42,709
 • Rank25t lairgest in Finland
 • Density118.03/km2 (305.7/sq mi)
Population bi native leid
 • Finnish97.1% (offeecial)
 • Swadish1.2%
 • Ithers1.7%
Population by age
 • 0 tae 1423.9%
 • 15 tae 6465.3%
 • 65 or aulder10.8%
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]19%
Websitewww.nurmijarvi.fi

Nurmijärvi (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈnurmiˌjærʋi]) is the maist populatit landwar municipality o Finland, locatit 37 kilometres (23 mi) north o the caipital Helsinki.

The close proximity tae Helsinki haes led tae a considerable growthe o the major veelages sic as Klaukkala an Rajamäki, which nouadays are considered dormitory touns o Helsinki. Klaukkala is the biggest biggit-up aurie o Nurmijärvi.

Nurmijärvi literally means "lawn lake" awtho the lake that gae the municipality its name wis drained in the early 20t century an is nou nothing mair nor some flat fields near the veelage centre.

Nurmijärvi is best kent as the birthplace o Finland's naitional author, Aleksis Kivi (1834–1872). His play Nummisuutarit (The Cobblers o the Heath) – wi colourful scenes o rural life in the 19t century Nurmijärvi pairish – are performed in simmer at an ootdoor theatre in Palojoki, the veelage whaur Kivi wis born.

Matti Vanhanen, the previous Prime Meenister o Finland, lifes in Lepsämä in Nurmijärvi.

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  1. "Area of Finnish Municipalities 1.1.2018" (PDF). National Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 30 Januar 2018.
  2. "Suomen virallinen tilasto (SVT): Väestön ennakkotilasto [verkkojulkaisu]. Tammikuu 2019" (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 15 Mairch 2019.
  3. "Population according to language and the number of foreigners and land area km2 by area as of 31 Dizember 2008". Statistics Finland's PX-Web databases. Statistics Finland. Retrieved 29 Mairch 2009.
  4. "Population according to age and gender by area as of 31 Dizember 2008". Statistics Finland's PX-Web databases. Statistics Finland. Retrieved 28 Apryle 2009.
  5. "List of municipal and parish tax rates in 2011". Tax Administration of Finland. 29 November 2010. Retrieved 13 Mairch 2011.

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