This municipality is located in the province of Western Finland, next to Jyväskylä and is part of the Central Finland region. The municipality has a population of about 4 000 inhabitants.
The municipality is unilingually Finnish.
The Petäjävesi Old Church is listed as an UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Karikkoselkä impact crater is located southeast of the municipal centre.
PETÄJÄVESI Old Church
The Petäjävesi Old Church (Finnish : Petäjäveden vanha kirkko) is a wooden church located in Petäjävesi. The clock tower that has been built in 1821 is connected to it.
The church is located from the centre of Petäjävesi to the kilometre west about. The church stayed from the use during the year 1879 when in 1867 the new church of the congregation which has become independent was completed to the present centre densely populated area of Petäjävesi. The old church has retained its original appearance and its interior decoration exceptionally well. It is a popular marital church and summer most Sunday nowadays, there God's services are kept.
Date of inscription : 1994
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