Ähtäri

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Ähtäri
Etseri
Town
Ähtärin kaupunki
Ähäri Church was designed by architect Bertel Liljequist, and built in 1937.
Ähäri Church was designed by architect Bertel Liljequist, and built in 1937.
Coat of arms of Ähtäri
Coat of arms
Location of Ähtäri in Finland
Location of Ähtäri in Finland
Coordinates: 62°33′N 024°04′E / 62.550°N 24.067°E / 62.550; 24.067Coordinates: 62°33′N 024°04′E / 62.550°N 24.067°E / 62.550; 24.067
Country Finland
Region Southern Ostrobothnia
Sub-region Kuusiokunnat sub-region
Charter 1867
Town privileges 1986
Government
 • Municipal manager Kari Heikkilä 
Area (2011-01-01)[1]
 • Total 909.96 km2 (351.34 sq mi)
 • Land 804.96 km2 (310.80 sq mi)
 • Water 105 km2 (41 sq mi)
Area rank 122nd largest in Finland
Population (2014-01-31)[2]
 • Total 6,394
 • Rank 157th largest in Finland
 • Density 7.94/km2 (20.6/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Finnish 99.3% (official)
 • Swedish 0.1%
 • Others 0.6%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 15.3%
 • 15 to 64 63%
 • 65 or older 21.8%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 20.75%
Website www.ahtari.fi

Ähtäri (Swedish: Etseri) is a town and municipality of Finland.

It is located in the Southern Ostrobothnia region. The town has a population of 6,394 (31 January 2014)[2] and covers an area of 909.96 square kilometres (351.34 sq mi) of which 105 km2 (41 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 7.94 inhabitants per square kilometre (20.6 /sq mi).

The municipality is unilingual Finnish.

Ähtäri is known for tourism. There is a zoo and hotel Mesikämmen designed by Timo and Tuomo Suomalainen which is partly built within bedrock. The biggest lake in the area is Ähtärinjärvi. There is also a relatively old and small board mill called Vääräkosken Pahvi in Ähtäri.

The largest private sector employers are Inhan Tehtaat, Silver-Veneet, Tankki, and Muovilami.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Area by municipality as of 1 January 2011" (PDF) (in Finnish and Swedish). Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 9 March 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "VÄESTÖTIETOJÄRJESTELMÄ REKISTERITILANNE 31.1.2014" (in Finnish and Swedish). Population Register Center of Finland. Retrieved 11 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "Population according to language and the number of foreigners and land area km2 by area as of 31 December 2008". Statistics Finland's PX-Web databases. Statistics Finland. Retrieved 29 March 2009. 
  4. ^ "Population according to age and gender by area as of 31 December 2008". Statistics Finland's PX-Web databases. Statistics Finland. Retrieved 28 April 2009. 
  5. ^ "List of municipal and parish tax rates in 2011". Tax Administration of Finland. 29 November 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2011. 

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