Tohmajärvi

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Tohmajärvi
Municipality
Tohmajärven kunta
Tohmajärvi kommun
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Kemie, the central village of Tohmajärvi.
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Tohmajarvi sijainti Suomi.svg
Location of Tohmajärvi in Finland
Coordinates: 62°14′N30°20′E / 62.233°N 30.333°E / 62.233; 30.333
CountryFlag of Finland.svg  Finland
Region North Karelia
Sub-region Central Karelia
Charter 1869
Seat Kemie
Government
  Municipal managerOlli Riikonen
Area
 (2018-01-01) [1]
  Total895.36 km2 (345.70 sq mi)
  Land837.82 km2 (323.48 sq mi)
  Water57.62 km2 (22.25 sq mi)
  Rank 93rd largest in Finland
Population
 (2023-12-31) [2]
  Total4,067
  Rank 192nd largest in Finland
  Density4.85/km2 (12.6/sq mi)
Population by native language
[3]
   Finnish 94.4% (official)
   Swedish 0.2%
  Others5.3%
Population by age
[4]
  0 to 1412.8%
  15 to 6453.8%
  65 or older33.4%
Time zone UTC+02:00 (EET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+03:00 (EEST)
Website www.tohmajarvi.fi

Tohmajärvi (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈtohmɑˌjærʋi] ) is a municipality of Finland. It is located in the North Karelia region. The municipality has a population of 4,067 (31 December 2023) [5] and covers an area of 895.36 square kilometres (345.70 sq mi) of which 57.62 km2 (22.25 sq mi) is water. [1] The population density is 4.85 inhabitants per square kilometre (12.6/sq mi). The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

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Neighbouring municipalities are Joensuu, Kitee and Rääkkylä. The municipality of Värtsilä was consolidated with Tohmajärvi in 2005. Sortavala, a town in the Karelia, Russia, is located 81 kilometres (50 mi) south of Tohmajärvi.

Tohmajärvi is located along the Blue Highway, which is an international tourist route from Mo i Rana, Norway to Pudozh, Russia via Sweden. The border crossing to Russia, Niirala, is in Värtsilä, now part of Tohmajärvi.

One of the most significant highways in Tohmajärvi is Highway 9, which runs west through Joensuu, Kuopio, Jyväskylä and Tampere to Turku. The Blue Highway follows this highway to Tohmajärvi.

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