Vihanti

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Vihanti
Municipality
Vihannin kunta
Coat of arms of Vihanti
Coat of arms
Location of Vihanti in Finland
Location of Vihanti in Finland
Coordinates: 64°29′N 025°00′E / 64.483°N 25.000°E / 64.483; 25.000Coordinates: 64°29′N 025°00′E / 64.483°N 25.000°E / 64.483; 25.000
Country Finland
Region Northern Ostrobothnia
Sub-region Raahe sub-region
Charter 1865
Government
 • Municipal manager Leena Mikkola-Riekkinen
Area(2011-01-01)[1]
 • Total 489.64 km2 (189.05 sq mi)
 • Land 484.71 km2 (187.15 sq mi)
 • Water 4.93 km2 (1.90 sq mi)
Area rank 237th largest in Finland
Population (2014-01-31)[2]
 • Total 3,069
 • Rank 245th largest in Finland
 • Density 6.33/km2 (16.4/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Finnish 99.4% (official)
 • Others 0.5%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 18.3%
 • 15 to 64 60.6%
 • 65 or older 21.1%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 21.5%
Website www.vihanti.fi

Vihanti was a municipality of Finland. It was merged with the city of Raahe on 1 January 2013.

Vihanti is located in the Northern Ostrobothnia region. The municipality has a population of 3,069 (31 January 2014)[2] and covers an area of 489.64 square kilometres (189.05 sq mi) of which 4.93 km2 (1.90 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 6.33 inhabitants per square kilometre (16.4 /sq mi).

Vihanti is home of the heavy rock band "Gobra". The original line-up was all-Vihantian, but the current one includes also outsiders. The band has a rehearsal facilities in the Lampinsaari village.

The great dance hall in Mäntylampi was the biggest one in the whole province during the 1970s but is now used only a couple of times per year. The Mäntylampi camping area has not been well kept.

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

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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