Sievi
Municipality
Sievin kunta
Sievi kommun
Sievi railway station
Sievi railway station
Coat of arms of Sievi
Location of Sievi in Finland
Location of Sievi in Finland
Coordinates: 63°54′N 024°31′E / 63.900°N 24.517°E / 63.900; 24.517
Country Finland
RegionNorth Ostrobothnia
Sub-regionYlivieska
Charter1867
Government
 • Municipal managerMarkku Koski 
Area
 (2018-01-01)[1]
 • Total800.55 km2 (309.09 sq mi)
 • Land786.4 km2 (303.6 sq mi)
 • Water13.55 km2 (5.23 sq mi)
 • Rank104th largest in Finland
Population
 (2023-12-31)[2]
 • Total4,714
 • Rank174th largest in Finland
 • Density5.99/km2 (15.5/sq mi)
Population by native language
 • Finnish97.4% (official)
 • Swedish0.1%
 • Others2.5%
Population by age
 • 0 to 1425.1%
 • 15 to 6454.8%
 • 65 or older20.1%
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+03:00 (EEST)
Websitewww.sievi.fi

Sievi (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈsie̯ʋi]) is a municipality of Finland.

It is located in the province of Oulu and is part of the North Ostrobothnia region. The municipality has a population of 4,714 (31 December 2023)[2] and covers an area of 800.55 square kilometres (309.09 sq mi) of which 13.55 km2 (5.23 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 5.99 inhabitants per square kilometre (15.5/sq mi).

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

Sievi Church

History

The name of Sievi is derived from the word sievä, which in the local dialect means "smooth". The name was in reference to an esker on which the farm of Sievi(lä) was located. Said farm was first mentioned in 1547 and was owned by Olli Ollinpoika Hihna. Sievi was a part of the Kalajoki parish, under which it became a chapel community in 1645. The chapel community was also known as Evijärvi (not to be confused with the Southern Ostrobothnian Evijärvi) after another village in the area, which is nowadays known as Järvikylä. After becoming an independent parish and municipality in 1862, Sievi became the only official name for it.[6]

References

  1. ^ a b "Area of Finnish Municipalities 1.1.2018" (PDF). National Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Immigration record high in Finland in 2023". StatFin. Statistics Finland. Retrieved 25 January 2024.
  3. ^ "Demographic Structure by area as of 31 December 2022". Statistics Finland's PX-Web databases. Statistics Finland. Retrieved 6 September 2023.
  4. ^ "Population according to age (1-year) and sex by area and the regional division of each statistical reference year, 2003–2020". StatFin. Statistics Finland. Retrieved 2 May 2021.
  5. ^ a b "Luettelo kuntien ja seurakuntien tuloveroprosenteista vuonna 2023". Tax Administration of Finland. 14 November 2022. Retrieved 7 May 2023.
  6. ^ "SuomalainenPaikannimikirja_e-kirja_kuvallinen.pdf" (PDF). kaino.kotus.fi (in Finnish). p. 51+411. Retrieved November 11, 2022.

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