Juankoski

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Juankoski
Strömsdal
Former municipality
Juankosken kaupunki
Säyneinen Church in Juankoski
Säyneinen Church in Juankoski
Coat of arms of Juankoski
Coat of arms
Location of Juankoski in Finland
Location of Juankoski in Finland
Coordinates: 63°04′N 028°20′E / 63.067°N 28.333°E / 63.067; 28.333Coordinates: 63°04′N 028°20′E / 63.067°N 28.333°E / 63.067; 28.333
Country Finland
Region Northern Savonia
Sub-region Northeastern Savonia sub-region
Charter 1925
Town privileges 1998
Consolidated 2017
Government
 • Municipal manager Petri Kangasperko
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Website www.juankoski.fi

Juankoski (Swedish: Strömsdal) is a former town and municipality of Finland.

It was located in the province of Eastern Finland and was part of the Northern Savonia region. The town covered an area of 586.26 square kilometres (226.36 sq mi) of which 120.99 km2 (46.71 sq mi) was water.[1] Juankoski formally became a town in 1998.

Neighbouring municipalities of Juankoski were Juuka, Kaavi, Tuusniemi, Kuopio, Nilsiä and Rautavaara.

The municipality was unilingually Finnish.

In March 2014, the Juankoski city council decided that town was going to merge with Kuopio in the beginning of 2017.[2]

History[edit]

Museum Masuuni Brunou focuses on the area's iron and cardboard industry, as well as local history.

Villages[edit]

Akonvesi, Hipanlahti, Jouhteninen (Joutseninen), Muuruvesi (village), Säyneinen (village), Vehkalahti, Västinniemi and Akonpohja, which is located in address 73500

People[edit]

  • Eija Ahvo, musician
  • Kaj Chydenius, composer
  • Hanna-Kaisa Heikkinen, MP
  • Jaakko Kolmonen, TV chef
  • Juice Leskinen, songwriter
  • Anssi Neuvonen, songwriter / musician
  • Samuli Neuvonen, musician
  • Anemone Kekäläinen, opera singer
  • Jori Sivonen, pop composer
  • Rauno Kettunen, former MP
  • Timi Lexikon, rap / hip-hop artist (Muuruvesi)
  • Joonas Hämäläinen, Finland's 1st MasterChef
  • Timo "Taimou" Kettunen, Professional Overwatch player

References[edit]

  1. ^ Area of Finnish Municipalities 1.1.2016. National Land Survey of Finland
  2. ^ Inkinen, Marita Tiihonen, Sanna. "Juankoski päätti liittyä Kuopioon". Retrieved 2015-10-02. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Juankoski at Wikimedia Commons