Keuruu

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Keuruu
Municipality
Keuruun kaupunki
The old church of Keuruu
The old church of Keuruu
Coat of arms of Keuruu
Coat of arms
Location of Keuruu in Finland
Location of Keuruu in Finland
Coordinates: 62°15.5′N 024°42.5′E / 62.2583°N 24.7083°E / 62.2583; 24.7083Coordinates: 62°15.5′N 024°42.5′E / 62.2583°N 24.7083°E / 62.2583; 24.7083
Country Finland
Region Central Finland
Sub-region Keuruu sub-region
Charter 1652
Government
 • Town manager Timo Louna
Area(2011-01-01)[1]
 • Total 1,430.57 km2 (552.35 sq mi)
 • Land 1,258.17 km2 (485.78 sq mi)
 • Water 172.4 km2 (66.6 sq mi)
Area rank 72nd largest in Finland
Population (2014-01-31)[2]
 • Total 10,522
 • Rank 97th largest in Finland
 • Density 8.36/km2 (21.7/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Finnish 99% (official)
 • Swedish 0.1%
 • Others 0.9%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 14.7%
 • 15 to 64 62.3%
 • 65 or older 23%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 19.75%
Website www.keuruu.fi

Keuruu (Swedish: Keuru) is a town and 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 10,522 (31 January 2014)[2] and covers an area of 1,430.57 square kilometres (552.35 sq mi) of which 172.4 km2 (66.6 sq mi) is water.[1] There are all together even 316 lakes in Keuruu. Biggest lakes are Keurusselkä-Ukonselkä, Pihlajavesi and Liesjärvi.[6] The population density is 8.36 inhabitants per square kilometre (21.7 /sq mi).

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

The municipality of Pihlajavesi was consolidated with keuruu in 1969.

Major lakes in the area include the lake Keurusselkä in Keuruu and the lake Pihlajavesi in Pihlajavesi.

International relations[edit]

Twin towns – Sister cities[edit]

Keuruu is twinned with:

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

Notes
  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. ^ "Keuruu". Järviwiki. Finland's Environmental Administration. 2012. Retrieved 27 February 2012. 
  7. ^ "Välissuhted" (in Estonian). Jõgeva linn. Retrieved 23 July 2011. 
  8. ^ "Szarvas Town". szarvas.hu. Retrieved 1 September 2010. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Keuruu at Wikimedia Commons

  • Town of Keuruu – Official website (Finnish)
  • Keuruun Pallo – A football club, infamous for losing their every single game in the Finnish division 2 (Finnish)