Ähtäri

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Ähtäri
Etseri
Town
Ähtärin kaupunki
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.

People[edit]

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. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Ähtäri at Wikimedia Commons