Siilinjärvi


Siilinjärvi

Siilinjärvi is a town of about 20,000 inhabitants, located in the middle of Finland, in Northern Savo, 20 km north of the city of Kuopio. The median age is relatively low; 23% of the population are under 15 years old. The main sources of income are services and industry. Siilinjärvi has 11 elementary schools and 2 secondary schools (one is located in Toivala and one downtown). One of the most important employers in Siilinjärvi is Yara, also known as "GrowHow". Another big employer is Lujabetoni.

The airport of Kuopio is located in the village of Rissala in Siilinjärvi. The airport is also the home of the Karelian Air Command and the 31st Squadron of the Finnish Air Force.

tatistics

* Population: 20,119 (2003)
* Area: 506.04 km²
** of which is water: 103.37 km²
* Population density: 50.0 inhabitants/km²

External links

* http://www.siilinjarvi.fi
* http://www.travel.fi/fin/Fontanella
* http://www.kasurila.com
* http://www.tarinagolf.fi


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