Location of Haapavesi in Finland
|• Town manager||Jouko Luukkonen|
|• Total||1,086.11 km2 (419.35 sq mi)|
|• Land||1,049.74 km2 (405.31 sq mi)|
|• Water||36.41 km2 (14.06 sq mi)|
|Area rank||75th largest in Finland|
|• Rank||137th largest in Finland|
|• Density||6.68/km2 (17.3/sq mi)|
|Population by native language|
|• Finnish||99.4% (official)|
|Population by age|
|• 0 to 14||21.1%|
|• 15 to 64||62.4%|
|• 65 or older||16.5%|
|Time zone||UTC+2 (EET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+3 (EEST)|
|Municipal tax rate||20.75%|
It is located in the province of Oulu and is part of the Northern Ostrobothnia region. The town has a population of 7,012 (31 August 2017) and covers an area of 1,086.11 square kilometres (419.35 sq mi) of which 36.41 km2 (14.06 sq mi) is water. The population density is 6.68 inhabitants per square kilometre (17.3/sq mi). Neighbour municipalities are Haapajärvi, Kärsämäki, Nivala, Oulainen, Raahe, Siikalatva and Ylivieska.
The municipality is unilingually Finnish.
At Haapavesi, there is a 327 metres (1,073 ft) tall guyed TV mast, which belongs to Finland's tallest man-made structures.
Haapavesi Folk High School
The Haapavesi Folk High School (Finnish: Haapaveden opisto) is an ideologically independent boarding school. Haapavesi Folk High School is one of the eleven folk high schools cooperating in the HUMAK University of Applied Sciences. HUMAK offers education and training in the fields of Civic and youth work, Cultural management and production as well as Sign language interpreter. In Haapavesi Unit of HUMAK the focus is on civic and youth work.
- Aappo Luomajoki, cross-country skier
- Aapo Heikkilä, investor
- Aarne Ehojoki, architect
- Ahti Pekkala, politician
- Aki Kangasharju, Nordea's chief economist
- Ari Nurkkala, Mayor of Hyrynsalmi
- Arvo Ojalehto, weightlifter
- Edvard Vähäsarja, Jäger lieutenant
- Eeva Tojkander, poet
- Fanny Friman, poet
- Hannu Karjalainen, artist
- Hans Perttula, minister
- Juha Junno, ice hockey coach
- Juho Ritola, skier
- K.E. Sonck, translator, schoolteacher and writer
- Leevi Karsikas, writer
- Liisa Rentola, teacher and writer (lived in Haapavesi)
- Marko Ritola, sprinter
- Martti Pokela, folk musician and composer
- Matti Koskenkorva, cross-country skier
- Matti Luttinen, politician
- Matti Viinamaa, poet
- Nora Pöyhönen, hortoculturist and school director
- Pasi Jääskeläinen, playwright, actor, singer and Kantele-player
- Pauliina Turakka Purhonen, artist
- Sami Niku, ice hockey player
- Sauli Rytky, cross-country skier
- Taavi Törmälehto, Mannerheim Cross knight
- Tapani Niku, cross-country skier
- Tuuka Veikkola, musician alias "Xtrullor"
- Teuvo Hatunen, skier
- Teuvo Karsikas, schoolteacher and writer
- Ville Mattila, cross-country skier and Olympic medalist
- Väinö Karihtala, writer
- Yrjö Komu, politician and Member of Parliament
- "Area of Finnish Municipalities 1.1.2018" (PDF). National Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
- "Ennakkoväkiluku sukupuolen mukaan alueittain, elokuu 2017" (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 18 October 2017.
- "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.
- Haapavesi Folk Music Festival
Media related to Haapavesi at Wikimedia Commons
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