Kannonkoski

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Kannonkoski
Municipality
Kannonkosken kunta
Smoke sauna in Kannonkoski
Smoke sauna in Kannonkoski
Coat of arms of Kannonkoski
Coat of arms
Location of Kannonkoski in Finland
Location of Kannonkoski in Finland
Coordinates: 62°58.5′N 025°16′E / 62.9750°N 25.267°E / 62.9750; 25.267Coordinates: 62°58.5′N 025°16′E / 62.9750°N 25.267°E / 62.9750; 25.267
Country Finland
Region Central Finland
Sub-region Saarijärvi–Viitasaari sub-region
Charter 1934
Government
 • Municipal manager Maarit Autio
Area(2011-01-01)[1]
 • Total 549.62 km2 (212.21 sq mi)
 • Land 444.75 km2 (171.72 sq mi)
 • Water 104.87 km2 (40.49 sq mi)
Area rank 214th largest in Finland
Population (2014-01-31)[2]
 • Total 1,546
 • Rank 307th largest in Finland
 • Density 3.48/km2 (9.0/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Finnish 99.1% (official)
 • Swedish 0.1%
 • Others 0.7%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 15.4%
 • 15 to 64 56.7%
 • 65 or older 27.9%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 19.5%
Website www.kannonkoski.fi

Kannonkoski is a municipality of Finland.

It is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Central Finland region. The municipality has a population of 1,546 (31 January 2014)[2] and covers an area of 549.62 square kilometres (212.21 sq mi) of which 104.87 km2 (40.49 sq mi) is water.[1] There are all together 81 lakes in Kannonkoski. Biggest lakes are Kivijärvi, Vuosjärvi and Kannonselkä.[6]The population density is 3.48 inhabitants per square kilometre (9.0 /sq mi).

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

February 22, 1971: a school bus and a rail car collided at a level crossing 2.5 miles north of Kannonkoski station; six children were killed and some passengers were slightly injured.

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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. 
  6. ^ "Kannonkoski". Järviwiki. Finland's Environmental Administration. 2012. Retrieved 27 February 2012. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Kannonkoski at Wikimedia Commons