Lappajärvi

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This article is about the municipality of Finland. For the lake, see Lake Lappajärvi.
Lappajärvi
Municipality
Lappajärven kunta
LappajärviMontage 2014.png
Coat of arms of Lappajärvi
Coat of arms
Location of Lappajärvi in Finland
Location of Lappajärvi in Finland
Coordinates: 63°13′N 023°38′E / 63.217°N 23.633°E / 63.217; 23.633Coordinates: 63°13′N 023°38′E / 63.217°N 23.633°E / 63.217; 23.633
Country Finland
Region Southern Ostrobothnia
Sub-region Järviseutu sub-region
Charter 1865
Government
 • Municipal manager Tuomo Lehtiniemi
Area (2011-01-01)[1]
 • Total 523.73 km2 (202.21 sq mi)
 • Land 420.84 km2 (162.49 sq mi)
 • Water 102.89 km2 (39.73 sq mi)
Area rank 223rd largest in Finland
Population (2014-09-30)[2]
 • Total 3,279
 • Rank 234th largest in Finland
 • Density 7.79/km2 (20.2/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Finnish 98.7% (official)
 • Swedish 0.5%
 • Others 0.8%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 13.9%
 • 15 to 64 60.5%
 • 65 or older 25.6%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 20%
Website www.lappajarvi.fi

Lappajärvi is a municipality in Finland. It is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Southern Ostrobothnia region. The municipality has a population of 3,279 (30 September 2014)[2] and covers an area of 523.73 square kilometres (202.21 sq mi) of which 102.89 km2 (39.73 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 7.79 inhabitants per square kilometre (20.2/sq mi).

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

Lake Lappajärvi, which gives the name to the municipality, is a meteor crater, one of the few meteor crater lakes found in Finland.

Singer and performer, Timo Kotipelto from the world wide known Finnish power metal band Stratovarius was born and raised in Lappajärvi.

People born in Lappajärvi[edit]


Gallery[edit]

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 30.09.2014" (in Finnish and Swedish). Population Register Center of Finland. Retrieved 17 November 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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