Kuortane

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Kuortane
Municipality
Kuortaneen kunta
Coat of arms of Kuortane
Coat of arms
Location of Kuortane in Finland
Location of Kuortane in Finland
Coordinates: 62°48.5′N 023°30.5′E / 62.8083°N 23.5083°E / 62.8083; 23.5083Coordinates: 62°48.5′N 023°30.5′E / 62.8083°N 23.5083°E / 62.8083; 23.5083
Country Finland
Region Southern Ostrobothnia
Sub-region Kuusiokunnat sub-region
Government
 • Municipal manager Pentti Turunen
Area(2011-01-01)[1]
 • Total 484.89 km2 (187.22 sq mi)
 • Land 462.17 km2 (178.44 sq mi)
 • Water 22.72 km2 (8.77 sq mi)
Area rank 238th largest in Finland
Population (2014-01-31)[2]
 • Total 3,870
 • Rank 217th largest in Finland
 • Density 8.37/km2 (21.7/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Finnish 99.4% (official)
 • Swedish 0.1%
 • Others 0.5%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 15.3%
 • 15 to 64 59.5%
 • 65 or older 25.2%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 19.5%
Website www.kuortane.fi

Kuortane is a municipality of Finland.

It is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Southern Ostrobothnia region. The municipality has a population of 3,870 (31 January 2014)[2] and covers an area of 484.89 square kilometres (187.22 sq mi) of which 22.72 km2 (8.77 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 8.37 inhabitants per square kilometre (21.7 /sq mi).

Old church in Kuortane

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

Kuortane is the birthplace of world-famous architect Alvar Aalto.

Kuortane is mostly known for the Kuortane Sports Institute and the history of pine tar production.

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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. 

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