Jämsä is a lively and developing city located in the central Finland, between Tampere and Jyväskylä, right besides Lake Päijänne. In Jämsä, one can live near nature and choose between a wide variety of hobbies. Jämsä offers also good possibilities to work or study.
Jämsä is known for Lake Päijänne, Himos skiing center and its beautiful surroundings, as well as, paper and aviation industry, genuine felt boots, and the Old Chap of Jämsä, a jolly wanderer from Jämsä. This Chap, Jämsän Äijä, is a trickster, whose history goes back over 150 years.
Himos Holiday Resort and tourism industry in general are the spearheads of the economic development policy of the City of Jämsä.
The Himos Holiday Resort is one of the most popular Finnish tourist destinations, and it operates all year round. After the busy winter season, the focus turns towards various summer events and festivals.
In summer, there are a lot of events in the Jämsä region: at Himos, at the city centre, and in various villages around the municipality. The rock, pop, and dance festivals of Himos are widely known. In Jämsä, we also have a swimming center, two ice halls, various cultural destinations, art galleries, summer theatres, good restaurants, and interesting shops with local handicraft.
Facts of Jämsä
- The southern region of Central Finland
- Population ca. 22,100 inhabitants (in 2014)
- Total area 1824.12 km²
- land area 1571.44 km² 86%
- water 252.68 km² 14%
- Tax rate 21%
- Structure of businesses
- services 55%
- industry 40%
- agriculture and forestry 5%
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Living and Doing Business in Jämsä