| 36,419 (Dec 31, 2005)|
|City Manager||Jorma Rasinmäki|
Seinäjoki is a city located in Southern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Seinäjoki originated around the Östermyra bruk iron and gunpowder factories founded in 1798. Seinäjoki became a municipality in 1868, köping in 1931 and town in 1960. In May 2007 it was agreed that the smaller neighbouring municipalities of Nurmo and Ylistaro will merge with Seinäjoki in 2009 to form Greater Seinäjoki.
The Town library, Lakeuden Risti church and central administrative buildings are designed by Alvar Aalto.
Seinäjoki is known for hosting two large summer events: "Tangomarkkinat", which is a tango festival attracting more than 100,000 visitors annually, and Provinssirock, which is the biggest rock festival in Finland.
Seinäjoki was historically called Östermyra in Swedish. Today, this name is very seldomly used even by those who are Swedish-speaking.