About Järvenpää – Welcome!
Järvenpää residents and companies have declared their city's foremost quality to be proximity: in Järvenpää, services, recreational facilities, friends and family are all close at hand, and Helsinki, Lahti and other nearby work and study localities are within easy reach. The city lies close to the capital area, near the main railway line, close to two motorways and less than half an hour from the airport. Close at hand, at the end of the pedestrian street Janne, is Lake Tuusula.
Järvenpää is also known outside Finland's borders for 'Ainola', Jean Sibelius's home. Ainola, just like many other artists' homes around Lake Tuusula, was where the foundations for Finnish culture were laid down at the turn of the previous century. Culture is also an integral part of today's Järvenpää, where annual music festivals, such as the Kallio-Kuninkala chamber music festival, the "Our Festival" and "Puistoblues festival" take place.
Facts about Järvenpää:
- 1 January 1951: Järvenpää separates from Tuusula to form an independent market town
- 1 January 1967: Järvenpää becomes a city
- Population: 42 572 (2017) → Järvenpää is Finland's 26th largest municipality population-wise
- Finnish speakers: about 94%
- Finnish citizens: 97%
- Surface area: land 37.55 km², water 2.39 km² → Järvenpää is among the smallest but also the most densely populated municipalities in Finland
- Statistics about Järvenpää 2014 (pdf)
- City of Jarvenpaa_English 2017 (pdf)
- Järvenpää, a city shaped by its people - brochure 2016 (pdf)
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