Järvenpää facts for kids
|Municipality and town|
Sibeliuksenkatu (Sibelius' street)
Location of Järvenpää in Finland
|• Total||39.95 km2 (15.42 sq mi)|
|• Land||37.59 km2 (14.51 sq mi)|
|• Water||2.36 km2 (0.91 sq mi)|
|Area rank||345th largest in Finland|
|• Rank||21st largest in Finland|
|• Density||1,054.3/km2 (2,731/sq mi)|
|Population by native language|
|• Finnish||96.5% (official)|
|Population by age|
|• 0 to 14||18.4%|
|• 15 to 64||70.6%|
|• 65 or older||11%|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
|• Summer (DST)||EEST (UTC+3)|
|Municipal tax rate||19%|
Järvenpää was separated from its parent community Tuusula in 1951. Järvenpää was granted the status of a market town (kauppala) after the separation. Neighbouring districts Kellokoski and Nummenkylä were not added to the municipality of Järvenpää and there is still controversy over the issue fifty years later. In the event, Kellokoski remained part of the municipality of Tuusula. Järvenpää was granted full legal town (kaupunki) status in 1967.
Järvenpää had in the early 20th century a large artist communuty including: Jean Sibelius, Juhani Aho and Eero Järnefelt. This was partly due because of a railway connection to Helsinki.
Järvenpää is widely known as the location of Ainola, the home of the composer Jean Sibelius. It is sited about two kilometers south of the city centre. The composer moved with his family to the cottage designed by Lars Sonck on September 24, 1904, and he lived there until his death in 1957. Ainola is open for visitors in the summer months as the "museum of Sibelius".
Events are held in the Järvenpää-talo throughout the year: concerts, theatre and art-shows. The favorite-place of children is Pikku-Aino's home, where children can play, make shows and so on.
There is a musical event, which is arranged every year, called "Park Blues". "Blues-week" starts from the "Blues street" of the city centre, and concerts and informal sessions are arranged in bars and restaurants. The main concert is at the end of Blues-week, and is arranged in Vanhankylänniemi on the Saturday.
Järvenpää is divided into 25 neighbourhoods. The locations of individual neighbourhoods are shown below.
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