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Haapaveden kaupunki
Coat of arms of Haapavesi
Coat of arms
Location of Haapavesi in Finland
Location of Haapavesi in Finland
Coordinates: 64°08.5′N 025°22′E / 64.1417°N 25.367°E / 64.1417; 25.367Coordinates: 64°08.5′N 025°22′E / 64.1417°N 25.367°E / 64.1417; 25.367
Country  Finland
Region Northern Ostrobothnia
Sub-region Siikalatva sub-region
Charter 1866
Town privileges 1996
 • Town manager Jouko Luukkonen
Area (2018-01-01)[1]
 • 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
Population (2017-08-31)[2]
 • Total 7,012
 • Rank 137th largest in Finland
 • Density 6.68/km2 (17.3/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Finnish 99.4% (official)
 • Others 0.6%
Population by age[4]
 • 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[5] 20.75%
Website www.haapavesi.fi
Old church of Haapavesi

Haapavesi is a town and a municipality of Finland.

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)[2] 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.[1] 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.

The town is known for the Haapavesi Folk Music Festival[6] which gathers folkmusicians together.

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[edit]

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.

Notable individuals[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Area of Finnish Municipalities 1.1.2018" (PDF). National Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 30 January 2018. 
  2. ^ a b "Ennakkoväkiluku sukupuolen mukaan alueittain, elokuu 2017" (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 18 October 2017. 
  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. 
  6. ^ Haapavesi Folk Music Festival

External links[edit]

Media related to Haapavesi at Wikimedia Commons