Rantasalmi

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Rantasalmi
Municipality
Rantasalmen kunta
Rantasalmi centre
Rantasalmi centre
Coat of arms of Rantasalmi
Coat of arms
Location of Rantasalmi in Finland
Location of Rantasalmi in Finland
Coordinates: 62°04′N 028°18′E / 62.067°N 28.300°E / 62.067; 28.300Coordinates: 62°04′N 028°18′E / 62.067°N 28.300°E / 62.067; 28.300
Country Finland
Region Southern Savonia
Sub-region Pieksämäki sub-region
Charter 1578
Government
 • Municipal manager Kristiina Järvenpää
Area(2011-01-01)[1]
 • Total 925.77 km2 (357.44 sq mi)
 • Land 559.16 km2 (215.89 sq mi)
 • Water 366.61 km2 (141.55 sq mi)
Area rank 120th largest in Finland
Population (2014-01-31)[2]
 • Total 3,951
 • Rank 214th largest in Finland
 • Density 7.07/km2 (18.3/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Finnish 98.5% (official)
 • Swedish 0.3%
 • Others 1.2%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 13.3%
 • 15 to 64 61.1%
 • 65 or older 25.5%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 19.5%
Website www.rantasalmi.fi

Rantasalmi is a municipality of Finland.

It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the Southern Savonia region. The municipality has a population of 3,951 (31 January 2014)[2] and covers an area of 925.77 square kilometres (357.44 sq mi) of which 366.61 km2 (141.55 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 7.07 inhabitants per square kilometre (18.3 /sq mi).

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

Notable people[edit]

  • Eliel Saarinen (1873–1950), a Finnish–American architect was born in Rantasalmi.
  • Laura Netzel (1839-1927), pianist, composer and conductor
  • Adolf Fredrik Munck, (1749 – 1831), Count Munck af Fulkila, alleged father of Gustav IV of Sweden was born in Rantasalmi

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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