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City of Ylöjärvi

Ylöjärvi is a growing, developing and youthful city, located in the urban Tampere region in Pirkanmaa. The distance to Tampere is 14 km, while Helsinki is 189 km away, Turku 164 km and Jyväskylä 162 km. Ylöjärvi’s neighbouring municipalities are Tampere, Nokia, Hämeenkyrö, Ikaalinen, Parkano, Virrat, Kihniö and Ruovesi.

The population of Ylöjärvi is close to 34,000. There are more than 10,000 jobs in the city.

Ylöjärvi’s City Council consists of 51 members, while the City Board has 11 members. Pauli Piiparinen serves as the city’s mayor.

Ylöjärvi covers a large land area and includes numerous villages, ample nature and clean waters.

Ylöjärvi was originally founded in 1869 and became a city on 1 January 2004. The Municipality of Viljakkala merged with Ylöjärvi in 2007, and Kuru joined them in 2009.

Rescue Department

From 1 January 2023 onwards, rescue services in the City of Ylöjärvi will be provided by Pirkanmaa Rescue Department as part of Pirkanmaa wellbeing services county. The Rescue Department is open 24/7, tel. 03 565 612.


Ylöjärvi is served by the Central Finland Police Department. However, the city does not have its own police station.

The Central Finland Police Department’s police stations and permit services.

Dial 112 to contact the rescue department, police or emergency social services in Finland. This number is only intended for serious, life-threatening situations.


InfoFinland is a website that offers reliable information in various languages to people who already live in Finland or are planning to move here. The website is maintained in collaboration with the authorities and constantly updated.

The site contains useful information about jobs, studying, residence permits, housing and daily life in Finland.

City of Ylöjärvi’s contact details

Ylöjärvi City Hall is located at Kuruntie 14, 33470 Ylöjärvi.

The number for the exchange is 03 5653 0000, and it serves callers at 8–15.

The City’s email address is The employees’ email addresses are in the format


You can submit feedback on the City’s services by sending email to

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