The first part of the city’s name, jyväs-, looks like the stem of an adjective *jyvänen, derived from jyvä, “grain”. The second part of the city’s name, kylä, means village.
Jyväskylä is a member city of Eurotowns network and is twinned with: Esbjerg Municipality, Denmark; Eskilstuna Municipality, Sweden; Debrecen, Hungary; Jining, China; Kunming, China; Mudanjiang, China; Fjarðabyggð, Iceland; Niiza, Japan; Potsdam, Germany; Poznań, Poland; Stavanger, Norway; Tartu Parish, Estonia & Yaroslavl, Russia.
Jyvaskyla a city and municipality in Finland in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland, some 130 km north-east from Tampere.
The works of the most famous Finnish architect Alvar Aalto can be seen throughout the city.
Jyvaskyla is the largest city in the region of Central Finland and on the Finnish Lakeland.
The city hosts the Neste Oil Rally Finland, which is part of the World Rally Championship.
Kalevala gave the city the nickname “Athens of Finland”. This nickname refers to the major role of Jyväskylä as an educational centre.
The city has been one of the fastest-growing cities in Finland during the 20th century.