Ähtäri

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Ähtäri

Etseri
Town
Ähtärin kaupunki
Etseri stad
Ähäri Church was designed by architect Bertel Liljequist, and built in 1937.
Ähäri Church was designed by architect Bertel Liljequist, and built in 1937.
Coat of arms of Ähtäri
Coat of arms
Location of Ähtäri in Finland
Location of Ähtäri in Finland
Coordinates: 62°33′N 024°04′E / 62.550°N 24.067°E / 62.550; 24.067Coordinates: 62°33′N 024°04′E / 62.550°N 24.067°E / 62.550; 24.067
Country Finland
RegionSouthern Ostrobothnia
Sub-regionKuusiokunnat sub-region
Charter1867
Town privileges1986
Government
 • Town managerJarmo Pienimäki 
Area
 (2018-01-01)[1]
 • Total910.87 km2 (351.69 sq mi)
 • Land804.96 km2 (310.80 sq mi)
 • Water105 km2 (41 sq mi)
Area rank97th largest in Finland
Population
 (2021-03-31)[2]
 • Total5,524
 • Rank159th largest in Finland
 • Density6.86/km2 (17.8/sq mi)
Population by native language
 • Finnish99.3% (official)
 • Swedish0.1%
 • Others0.6%
Population by age
 • 0 to 1413.4%
 • 15 to 6452.9%
 • 65 or older33.7%
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+03:00 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]22.5%
Websitewww.ahtari.fi

Ähtäri (Swedish: Etseri) is a town and municipality of Finland. It is located in the South Ostrobothnia region. The town has a population of 5,524 (31 March 2021)[2] and covers an area of 910.87 square kilometres (351.69 sq mi) of which 105 km2 (41 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 6.86 inhabitants per square kilometre (17.8/sq mi). Ähtäri is located 83 kilometres (52 mi) southeast of Seinäjoki.

The municipality is unilingual Finnish.

Ähtäri is known for its zoo and hotel Mesikämmen designed by Timo and Tuomo Suomalainen which is partly built within bedrock. The biggest lake in the area is Ähtärinjärvi. There is also a relatively old and small board mill called Vääräkosken Pahvi in Ähtäri.

The largest private sector employers are Inhan Tehtaat, Silver-Veneet, Tankki, and Muovilami.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Area of Finnish Municipalities 1.1.2018" (PDF). National Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Preliminary population structure by area, 2021M01*-2021M03*". StatFin (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 2 May 2021.
  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 (1-year) and sex by area and the regional division of each statistical reference year, 2003-2020". StatFin. Statistics Finland. Retrieved 2 May 2021.
  5. ^ "List of municipal and parish tax rates in 2021" (PDF). Tax Administration of Finland. 1 December 2020. Retrieved 10 April 2021.

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