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Ylivieska is a town located in Ostrobothnia, Finland. It serves as the administrative centre for Kalajokilaakso and Pyhäjokilaakso, an area with about 90,000 inhabitants. Image File history File links Ylivieska. ... Image File history File links Ylivieska. ... This is a list of towns in Finland. ... Ostrobothnia, Österbotten (literally East (of) Bottom / the Gulf of Bothnia) or Pohjanmaa (literally Bottom land / soil / ground), is a historical province to the north in Finland. ... Kalajokilaakso stands for the basin of Kalajoki river, located in Ostrobothnia, Finland. ... Pyhäjokilaakso stands for the basin of Pyhäjoki river, located in Ostrobothnia, Finland. ...


Ylivieska is also the commercial center of the Oulu South region, the southern part of Oulu province. The Province of Oulu is a province of Finland. ...


Ylivieska is a town of young people. People below the age of 15 constitute 25% of the population, whereas they are only 20% of the general population of Finland. This is reflected in the dance music scene of the town, supported by the nonprofit organization Pohjanmaa Underground ry


The closest cities near Ylivieska are Oulu (130 km) and Kokkola (79 km), the neighbouring municipalities are Oulainen, Haapavesi, Nivala, Sievi, Kalajoki, Alavieska and Merijärvi. Location of Oulu in Northern Europe Coordinates: , Country Finland Province Oulu Province Region Northern Ostrobothnia Sub-region Oulu sub-region Charter 1605 Government  - City manager Matti Pennanen Area  - City 449. ... Kokkola (Karleby in Swedish) is a town and municipality of Finland. ... Location of Oulainen, Finland Oulainen (Oulais in Swedish) is a municipality of Finland, founded in 1865. ... Haapavesi is a municipality of Finland. ... Nivala is a municipality of Finland. ... Sievi is a municipality of Finland. ... Kalajoki is a municipality of Finland. ... Alavieska is a municipality of Finland. ... Merijärvi is a municipality of Finland. ...


The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

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Geography

Ylivieska is located in Ostrobothnia about 130 km south of the city of Oulu. Ostrobothnia, Österbotten (literally East (of) Bottom / the Gulf of Bothnia) or Pohjanmaa (literally Bottom land / soil / ground), is a historical province to the north in Finland. ... Location of Oulu in Northern Europe Coordinates: , Country Finland Province Oulu Province Region Northern Ostrobothnia Sub-region Oulu sub-region Charter 1605 Government  - City manager Matti Pennanen Area  - City 449. ...


The town is characterized by the Kalajoki river, which runs SE-NW through the town centre. The agricultural and economical area of the Kalajoki river basin is known as Kalajokilaakso. Kalajokilaakso stands for the basin of Kalajoki river, located in Ostrobothnia, Finland. ...


Ylivieska is situated along the Ostrobothnia railway (in Finnish), which leads from Helsinki the national capital to Rovaniemi in the north of the country. The railway was opened 1886 and it has had a significant role in the town's economical development. Location of Helsinki in Northern Europe Coordinates: , Country Province Region Uusimaa Sub-region Helsinki Charter 1550 Capital city 1812 Government  - City manager Jussi Pajunen Area  - City 187. ... City Rovaniemi (1960) Administrative Province Province of Lapland Historical Province Lappland Area  - Total  - Land  - Water Ranked 5th (municipalities), and 1st (cities) 8,016 km² 7,601 km² 415 km² Population  - Total (01/2006)  - Density Ranked 13th 58,500 7. ... Year 1886 (MDCCCLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ...


Economy

Employment by industry (2005)

  • Services 66.1 %
  • Industry 28.5 %
  • Agriculture and forestry 5.4 %
  • Unemployment 11 %

Agriculture and animal husbandry, mainly milking cows, used to be the main sources of livelihood in Ylivieska. In the recent decades, the role of agriculture has reduced following the development of industry and services. Currently, Ylivieska is home to about 30 industrial enterprises, some of which are also internationally recognized in their respective niche markets.


Regionally, Ylivieska has become an important place for car buyers. There are several stores and agents selling new and used cars, and purchases average about 6,000 cars per year. Thus, the local car sales entrepreneurs have created the concept of Ylivieska being the "Autolaakso" or "car valley" of the Kalajokilaakso and neighbouring regions. For the sequel to the computer game Entrepreneur, which has no article of its own, see The Corporate Machine. ... Kalajokilaakso stands for the basin of Kalajoki river, located in Ostrobothnia, Finland. ...


Trivia

  • The second oldest concrete bridge in Finland, built 1912 and named humorously as Savisilta (clay bridge) is located in Ylivieska. (picture).
  • The Home Region Museum of Ylivieska features traditional countryside lifestyle, some old buildings, and as a curiosity, a 700-piece collection of milk jugs, with jugs from 15 countries.
  • The specialty foods of Ylivieska are maitorieska, a simple but tasty flat bread made of barley flour, milk and salt, and pepu, which only has the same ingredients as the maitorieska, but instead of being formed into flat breads and baked, pepu is boiled and pan fried. At the neighbouring municipality Sievi, a specialty food is mutti, which is actually unfried pepu.
  • Ylivieska is the home of a spreading agricultural technology called moist grain crimping, developed in the late 1960s by two local brothers.

The Concrete bridge only started to appear in the early 20th Century. ... 1912 (MCMXII) was a leap year starting on Monday in the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday in the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... For other uses, see Clay (disambiguation). ... A glass of cows milk. ... Statue of K. Kallio in Helsinki Kyösti Kallio (April 10, 1873 – December 19, 1940) was the fourth President of Finland (1937-1940), having already served no fewer than four times as the countrys Prime Minister. ... 1873 (MDCCCLXXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Year 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full 1940 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The President of Finland is the Head of State of Finland. ... Maitorieska (=milk rieska, pronounce re-ehska, stress on the first syllable, no pause) is a barley-based bread that is a local specialty and a very traditional food in Ylivieska area in Finland. ... Sievi is a municipality of Finland. ... Grain crimping or moist grain crimping is an agricultural technology, an organic way to preserve feed grain into livestock fodder by fermentation. ...

Statistics

Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ...

External links

  • Town of Ylivieska official website
  • Map of Ylivieska municipality
  • Map of downtown Ylivieska
  • The Home Region Museum of Ylivieska (in Finnish)
  • Municipalities and administrative regions in Northern Ostrobothnia
  • Oulu South region, regional development, tourism. etc. programmes
  • Kalajokilaakso the local paper (in Finnish)

Coordinates: 64°04′20″N, 24°32′15″E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Ylivieska - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (464 words)
Ylivieska is also the commercial center of the Oulu South region, the southern part of Oulu province.
The closest cities near Ylivieska are Oulu (130 km) and Kokkola (79 km), the neighbouring municipalities are Oulainen, Haapavesi, Nivala, Sievi, Kalajoki, Alavieska and Merijärvi.
Ylivieska is situated along the Ostrobothnia railway (in Finnish), which leads from Helsinki the national capital to Rovaniemi in the north of the country.
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