Vimpeli

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Vimpeli
Vindala
Municipality
Vimpelin kunta
Coat of arms of Vimpeli
Coat of arms
Location of Vimpeli in Finland
Location of Vimpeli in Finland
Coordinates: 63°09.7′N 023°49′E / 63.1617°N 23.817°E / 63.1617; 23.817Coordinates: 63°09.7′N 023°49′E / 63.1617°N 23.817°E / 63.1617; 23.817
Country Finland
Region Southern Ostrobothnia
Sub-region Järviseutu sub-region
Charter 1866
Government
 • Municipal manager Juhani Laasanen
Area(2011-01-01)[1]
 • Total 328.79 km2 (126.95 sq mi)
 • Land 287.27 km2 (110.92 sq mi)
 • Water 41.52 km2 (16.03 sq mi)
Area rank 272nd largest in Finland
Population (2014-01-31)[2]
 • Total 3,212
 • Rank 243rd largest in Finland
 • Density 11.18/km2 (29.0/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Finnish 99.2% (official)
 • Swedish 0.1%
 • Others 0.6%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 17.1%
 • 15 to 64 62.1%
 • 65 or older 20.9%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 19.75%
Website www.vimpeli.fi

Vimpeli (Swedish: Vindala) is a municipality of Finland.

It is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Southern Ostrobothnia region. The municipality has a population of 3,212 (31 January 2014)[2] and covers an area of 328.79 square kilometres (126.95 sq mi) of which 41.52 km2 (16.03 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 11.18 inhabitants per square kilometre (29.0 /sq mi).

Vimpeli was crucial in the Winter War due to its ski-factory that created over half of the skis used in the war.

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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