Äänekoski

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Äänekoski
Town
Äänekosken kaupunki
Äänekoski town hall and library
Äänekoski town hall and library
Coat of arms of Äänekoski
Coat of arms
Location of Äänekoski in Finland
Location of Äänekoski in Finland
Coordinates: 62°36′N 025°43.5′E / 62.600°N 25.7250°E / 62.600; 25.7250Coordinates: 62°36′N 025°43.5′E / 62.600°N 25.7250°E / 62.600; 25.7250
Country Finland
RegionCentral Finland
Sub-regionÄänekoski sub-region
Charter1911
City rights1973
Government
 • Town managerMatti Tuononen
Area
 (2018-01-01)[1]
 • Total1,138.39 km2 (439.53 sq mi)
 • Land884.54 km2 (341.52 sq mi)
 • Water253.84 km2 (98.01 sq mi)
Area rank87th largest in Finland
Population
(2018-08-31)[2]
 • Total18,971
 • Rank56th largest in Finland
 • Density21.45/km2 (55.6/sq mi)
Population by native language
 • Finnish98.7% (official)
 • Swedish0.1%
 • Others1.2%
Population by age
 • 0 to 1417.4%
 • 15 to 6464%
 • 65 or older18.7%
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]20.5%
Websitewww.aanekoski.fi

Äänekoski (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈæːnekˌkoski]) is a town in Finland.

It is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Central Finland region. The town has a population of 18,971 (31 August 2018)[6] and covers an area of 1,138.39 square kilometres (439.53 sq mi) of which 253.84 km2 (98.01 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 21.45 inhabitants per square kilometre (55.6/sq mi).

Neighbouring municipalities are Kannonkoski, Konnevesi, Laukaa, Saarijärvi, Uurainen, Vesanto and Viitasaari.

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.[3]

The municipality of Äänekosken maalaiskunta was consolidated to Äänekoski in 1969 and the municipality of Konginkangas in 1993. The municipalities of Sumiainen and Suolahti were consolidated to Äänekoski in 2007.

Nature[edit]

There are altogether 170 lakes in Äänekoski. Biggest lakes are Keitele, Kuhnamo and Niinivesi[7]

Surnames[edit]

The most common surnames in Äänekoski and their frequencies as of 2014:[8]

Twin towns – sister cities[edit]

The following cities or municipalities are twinned with Äänekoski:[9]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Area of Finnish Municipalities 1.1.2018" (PDF). National Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Ennakkoväkiluku kuukausittain sukupuolen mukaan alueittain, elokuu 2018" (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 21 October 2018.
  3. ^ a b "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.
  6. ^ "Population by municipality as of 31 December 2006". Population Information System (in Finnish and Swedish). Population Register Center of Finland. Retrieved 2 May 2010.[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ "Äänekoski". Järviwiki. Finland's Environmental Administration. 2012. Retrieved 27 February 2012.
  8. ^ Most common surnames in Äänekoski
  9. ^ "Äänekosken kaupungin ystävyyskuntatoiminnan edistäminen" (in Norwegian). City of Äänekoski. Archived from the original on 19 July 2012. Retrieved 1 June 2012.

External links[edit]

Media related to Äänekoski at Wikimedia Commons