Orivesi

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For the lake, see Lake Orivesi.
Orivesi
Town of Orivesi
Oriveden kaupunki
Orivesi center
Orivesi center
Coat of arms of Orivesi
Coat of arms
Location of Orivesi in Finland
Location of Orivesi in Finland
Coordinates: 61°40.5′N 024°21.5′E / 61.6750°N 24.3583°E / 61.6750; 24.3583Coordinates: 61°40.5′N 024°21.5′E / 61.6750°N 24.3583°E / 61.6750; 24.3583
Country Finland
Region Pirkanmaa
Sub-region Upper Pirkanmaa sub-region
Charter 1865
Town 1986
Government
 • Town manager Juha Kuusisto
Area (2011-01-01)[1]
 • Total 960.08 km2 (370.69 sq mi)
 • Land 799.55 km2 (308.71 sq mi)
 • Water 160.53 km2 (61.98 sq mi)
Area rank 113th largest in Finland
Population (2014-09-30)[2]
 • Total 9,602
 • Rank 105th largest in Finland
 • Density 12.01/km2 (31.1/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Finnish 98.8% (official)
 • Swedish 0.2%
 • Others 1%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 16.3%
 • 15 to 64 61.9%
 • 65 or older 21.8%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 20%
Website www.orivesi.fi

Orivesi is a town and a municipality of Finland. It was founded in 1865.

It is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Pirkanmaa region. The municipality has a population of 9,602 (30 September 2014)[2] and covers an area of 960.08 square kilometres (370.69 sq mi) of which 160.53 km2 (61.98 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 12.01 inhabitants per square kilometre (31.1/sq mi).

The municipality is unilingually Finnish. The name Orivesi means literally "stallion water".

The municipality of Eräjärvi was consolidated with Orivesi in 1973. A part of the municipality of Längelmäki was consolidated with Orivesi in 2007.

Orivesi is mostly known for its Oriveden Opisto art school. The town center of Orivesi is located by the lake Längelmävesi.

People born in Orivesi[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. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Orivesi at Wikimedia Commons