Alavus

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Alavus
Alavo
Town
Alavuden kaupunki
Coat of arms of Alavus
Coat of arms
Location of Alavus in Finland
Location of Alavus in Finland
Coordinates: 62°35.5′N 023°37′E / 62.5917°N 23.617°E / 62.5917; 23.617Coordinates: 62°35.5′N 023°37′E / 62.5917°N 23.617°E / 62.5917; 23.617
Country Finland
Region Southern Ostrobothnia
Sub-region Kuusiokunnat sub-region
Charter 1865
Market town 1974
Town privileges 1977
Government
 • Town manager Pekka Ala-Mäenpää
Area (2011-01-01)[1]
 • Total 842.73 km2 (325.38 sq mi)
 • Land 790.42 km2 (305.18 sq mi)
 • Water 52.31 km2 (20.20 sq mi)
Area rank 138th largest in Finland
Population (2014-01-31)[2]
 • Total 12,354
 • Rank 113th largest in Finland
 • Density 15.63/km2 (40.5/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Finnish 99.4% (official)
 • Others 0.6%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 17.3%
 • 15 to 64 61.3%
 • 65 or older 21.4%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 19.75%
Website www.alavus.fi

Alavus (Swedish: Alavo) is a municipality of Finland. It is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Southern Ostrobothnia region. The town has a population of 12,354 (31 January 2014)[2] and covers an area of 842.73 square kilometres (325.38 sq mi) of which 52.31 km2 (20.20 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 15.63 inhabitants per square kilometre (40.5 /sq mi).

Agriculture and forestry employ a significant share of the population. Most of the industry in Alavus is related to construction: materials, design and contractors. Alavus has 60 lakes with 324 kilometres (201 mi) of shoreline. The town is unilingually Finnish.

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  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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