Ylistönrinne
Photo: Ylistönrinne, Joona Nuutinen

Jyväskylä in figures

  • Became a town on 22 March 1837
  • Jyväskylä, the rural municipality of Jyväskylä and the municipality of Korpilahti were merged on 1 January 2009
  • Total area 1,466.5 km², land area 1,171.0 km²
  • Population density: 114/km²
  • Population: almost 140 000 
  • Population of the Jyväskylä Region: 184 385 (2017)
  • Foreign residents: 3 711
  • Nationalities: 12278,3 m 
  • Surface height of Lake Jyväsjärvi: 78.3 m above sea level
  • Coordinates of Lake Jyväsjärvi: 62.24°N, 25.77°E
  • Four seasons
  • Seventh largest city in Finland
  • Jyväskylä celebrates its 180th anniversary in 2017
  • Proportion of degree holders of all residents aged 15 or over: 74.7% (entire country: 67.7%). Proportion of higher education degree holders: 33.2% (28.2%).

    More information: www.jyvaskyla.fi/international/facts
 

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