Location of Vihanti in Finland
|• Municipal manager||Leena Mikkola-Riekkinen|
|• 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|
|• Rank||245th largest in Finland|
|• Density||6.33/km2 (16.4/sq mi)|
|Population by native language|
|• Finnish||99.4% (official)|
|Population by age|
|• 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||21.5%|
Vihanti is located in the Northern Ostrobothnia region. The municipality has a population of 3,069 (31 January 2014) and covers an area of 489.64 square kilometres (189.05 sq mi) of which 4.93 km2 (1.90 sq mi) is water. 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.
- "Area by municipality as of 1 January 2011" (PDF) (in Finnish and Swedish). Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 9 March 2011.
- "VÄESTÖTIETOJÄRJESTELMÄ REKISTERITILANNE 31.1.2014" (in Finnish and Swedish). Population Register Center of Finland. Retrieved 11 February 2014.
- "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.
- "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.
- "List of municipal and parish tax rates in 2011". Tax Administration of Finland. 29 November 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
Media related to Vihanti at Wikimedia Commons
- Municipality of Vihanti – Official website (Finnish)
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