Kannus

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Kannus
Town
Kannuksen kaupunki
Main road 28.jpg
Coat of arms of Kannus
Coat of arms
Location of Kannus in Finland
Location of Kannus in Finland
Coordinates: 63°54′N 023°55′E / 63.900°N 23.917°E / 63.900; 23.917Coordinates: 63°54′N 023°55′E / 63.900°N 23.917°E / 63.900; 23.917
Country Finland
Region Central Ostrobothnia
Sub-region Kokkola sub-region
Charter 1859
Government
 • Town manager Terttu Korte
Area(2011-01-01)[1]
 • Total 470.65 km2 (181.72 sq mi)
 • Land 468.24 km2 (180.79 sq mi)
 • Water 2.41 km2 (0.93 sq mi)
Area rank 239th largest in Finland
Population (2014-01-31)[2]
 • Total 5,733
 • Rank 172nd largest in Finland
 • Density 12.24/km2 (31.7/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Finnish 99% (official)
 • Swedish 0.4%
 • Others 0.6%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 19.6%
 • 15 to 64 63.3%
 • 65 or older 17.1%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 19.5%
Website www.kannus.fi

Kannus is a town and municipality and city of Finland.

It is situated in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Central Ostrobothnia region. The municipality has a population of 5,733 (31 January 2014)[2] and covers an area of 470.65 square kilometres (181.72 sq mi), of which 2.41 km2 (0.93 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 12.24 inhabitants per square kilometre (31.7 /sq mi). Neighbour municipalities are Kalajoki, Kokkola, Sievi and Toholampi.

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

Nature[edit]

The landscape is flat, there is many swamps and also river valleys.

Most common soil is till.

Hietajärvi lake and couple of ponds are on the north side of municipality.

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]

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