Riihimäki (literally "Dryin barn hill" in Scots) is a toun an municipality in the sooth o Finland, aboot 69 kilometre (43 mi) north o Helsinki an 109 km (68 mi) sootheast o Tampere. It is somewha o a railwey junction, syne the railway tracks goin frae different pairts o the naition tae Helsinki merge thare. Sako, Ltd. haes a major factory in Riihimäki.

Riihimäen kaupunki
Riihimäki railway station
Riihimäki railway station
Coat of airms o Riihimäki
Coat airms
Location o Riihimäki in Finland
Location o Riihimäki in Finland
Coordinates: 60°44′N 024°46′E / 60.733°N 24.767°E / 60.733; 24.767Coordinates: 60°44′N 024°46′E / 60.733°N 24.767°E / 60.733; 24.767
Kintra Finland
RegionTavastie Proper
Sub-regionRiihimäki sub-region
Ceety richts1960
 • Ceety managerSeppo Keskiruokanen
 • Total125.56 km2 (48.48 sq mi)
 • Laund121.02 km2 (46.73 sq mi)
 • Water4.54 km2 (1.75 sq mi)
Area rank290t lairgest in Finland
 • Total28,731
 • Rank37t lairgest in Finland
 • Density237.41/km2 (614.9/sq mi)
Population bi native leid
 • Finnish97% (offeecial)
 • Swadish0.4%
 • Ithers2.6%
Population by age
 • 0 tae 1417.2%
 • 15 tae 6466.8%
 • 65 or aulder16%
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]19.75%

The toun is locatit in the Tavastie Proper region. The toun haes a population o 28,731 (31 Januar 2019)[2] an covers an area o 125.56 square kilometre (48.48 sq mi) o which 4.54 km2 (1.75 sq mi) is watter.[1] The population densitie is 237.41 inhabitants per square kilometre (614.9/sq mi). The municipality is unilingually Finnish.


Riihimäki wis established aroond the Riihimäki railway station, ane o the oreeginal stations on the Helsinki–Hämeenlinna track (main track o Finland). It became the first junction in Finland when the Riihimäki – Saint Petersburg track's first section frae Riihimäki tae Lahti wis opened in 1869. Gradually, mair settlements stairtit tae be biggit aroond the station.

In 1922, Riihimäki separatit frae Hausjärvi an became an independent mercat toun. Riihimäki got its ceety richts in 1960. It wis hame tae the reputit Riihimäki Glass company that remained in business frae 1910 throu 1990.

A VR Cless Hv1 steam locomotive #554 'Heikki' near Riihimäki Railway Station in Riihimäki



Twin touns — Sister ceetiesEedit

Riihimäki is twinned wi:


  1. a b "Area of Finnish Municipalities 1.1.2018" (PDF). National Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 30 Januar 2018.
  2. a b "Suomen virallinen tilasto (SVT): Väestön ennakkotilasto [verkkojulkaisu]. Tammikuu 2019" (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 15 Mairch 2019.
  3. "Population according to language and the number of foreigners and land area km2 by area as of 31 December 2008". Statistics Finland's PX-Web databases. Statistics Finland. Retrieved 29 Mairch 2009.
  4. "Population according to age and gender by area as of 31 December 2008". Statistics Finland's PX-Web databases. Statistics Finland. Retrieved 28 Apryle 2009.
  5. "List of municipal and parish tax rates in 2011". Tax Administration of Finland. 29 November 2010. Retrieved 13 Mairch 2011.

Freemit airtinsEedit

  Media relatit tae Riihimäki at Wikimedia Commons