Vieremä

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Vieremä
Municipality
Vieremän kunta
Coat of arms of Vieremä
Coat of arms
Location of Vieremä in Finland
Location of Vieremä in Finland
Coordinates: 63°44.5′N 027°00′E / 63.7417°N 27.000°E / 63.7417; 27.000Coordinates: 63°44.5′N 027°00′E / 63.7417°N 27.000°E / 63.7417; 27.000
Country Finland
Region Northern Savonia
Sub-region Upper Savonia sub-region
Charter 1922
Government
 • Municipal manager Ari Hukkanen
Area(2011-01-01)[1]
 • Total 973.38 km2 (375.82 sq mi)
 • Land 925.18 km2 (357.21 sq mi)
 • Water 48.2 km2 (18.6 sq mi)
Area rank 110th largest in Finland
Population (2014-01-31)[2]
 • Total 3,964
 • Rank 216th largest in Finland
 • Density 4.28/km2 (11.1/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Finnish 99.1% (official)
 • Others 0.9%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 15.9%
 • 15 to 64 63.2%
 • 65 or older 20.9%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 19.75%
Website www.vierema.fi

Vieremä is a municipality of Finland.

It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the Northern Savonia region. The municipality has a population of 3,964 (31 January 2014)[2] and covers an area of 973.38 square kilometres (375.82 sq mi) of which 48.2 km2 (18.6 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 4.28 inhabitants per square kilometre (11.1 /sq mi). Neighbour municipalities are Iisalmi, Kajaani, Kiuruvesi, Pyhäntä and Sonkajärvi.

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

Vieremä Music[edit]

Vieremä has an active musical life, despite its small size. It has long traditions in folk and religious music, and it is especially known for its active kantele-playing scene. A kantele camp for young players is organized every summer, and Vieremä church and Kyrönniemi Center of Culture and Religion host many concerts throughout the year.

Notable music groups

Some villages[edit]

Kaarakkala, Karankamäki, Kirkonkylä, Rotimojoki, Nissilä, Palosenjärvi, Palosenmäki, Pyöree, Salahmi, and Savimäki.

Famouse people[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 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]

Media related to Vieremä at Wikimedia Commons