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Jämsä
Town
Jämsän kaupunki
Jämsä stad
Jämsänkoski Rapids
Jämsänkoski Rapids
Coat of arms of Jämsä
Coat of arms
Location of Jämsä in Finland
Location of Jämsä in Finland
Country  Finland
Region Central Finland
Sub-region Jämsä sub-region
Charter 1866
Area
 (2009)
 • Total 1,824.12 km2 (704.30 sq mi)
 • Land 1,571.44 km2 (606.74 sq mi)
 • Water 252.68 km2 (97.56 sq mi)
Area rank 50th largest in Finland
Population
 (2013-12-03)
 • Total 22,392
 • Rank 65th largest in Finland
 • Density 14.25/km2 (36.9/sq mi)
Population by native language
 • Finnish 98.8% (official)
 • Swedish 0.1%
 • Others 1.1%
Population by age
 • 0 to 14 15.9%
 • 15 to 64 62.7%
 • 65 or older 21.4%
Time zone UTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+3 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate 21%
Website www.jamsa.fi

Jämsä is a town and municipality of Finland.

It is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Central Finland region. There are all together around 465 lakes in Jämsä. The largest lakes are Päijänne and Lake Kuorevesi.

The municipality is Finnish.

The municipality of Kuorevesi was consolidated with Jämsä in 2001. The municipality of Längelmäki was partly consolidated with Jämsä in 2007. The municipality of Jämsänkoski was consolidated with Jämsä in the beginning of 2009.

It is the center of Finnish aeronautics industry – the aircraft factory and aeronautical engineering offices of Patria is located at Halli Airport in Jämsä.

Since 1994, the ski slope at Himos has been used as a super special stage at the Rally Finland. Isojärvi National Park, a popular hiking place, is near to Jämsä.

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