|• Municipal manager||Matti Mäkinen|
|• Total||687.75 km2 (265.54 sq mi)|
|• Land||571.86 km2 (220.80 sq mi)|
|• Water||115.89 km2 (44.75 sq mi)|
|Area rank||149th largest in Finland|
|• Rank||176th largest in Finland|
|• Density||8.33/km2 (21.6/sq mi)|
|Population by native language|
|• Finnish||99.1% (official)|
|Population by age|
|• 0 to 14||14.5%|
|• 15 to 64||53.4%|
|• 65 or older||32.1%|
|Time zone||UTC+02:00 (EET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+03:00 (EEST)|
|Municipal tax rate||22%|
It is located in the Central Finland region. The municipality has a population of 4,764 (31 March 2021) and covers an area of 687.75 square kilometres (265.54 sq mi) of which 115.89 km2 (44.75 sq mi) is water. The population density is 8.33 inhabitants per square kilometre (21.6/sq mi). Neighbour municipalities are Kangasniemi, Konnevesi, Laukaa, Pieksämäki, Rautalampi and Toivakka.
The municipality is unilingually Finnish.
Hankasalmi is the only authentic rural municipality in Jyväskylä, that offers its inhabitants and guests a wide range of opportunities in the housing, work and leisure sectors. Comprehensive services and good transport links by highway and rail ensure smooth handling. Hankasalmi has several elementary schools, a high school, and a high school where you can take part in high-level navigation training.
- Aimo Minkkinen, longtime head of the Tampere Lenin Museum
- Antero Halonen, boxer
- Kaarlo Kartio, actor
- Kalevi Tarvainen, linguist and professor
- Kari Ihalainen, javelin thrower and track and field coach
- Lauri W. Pääkkönen, elementary school teacher and writer
- Matti A. Karjalainen, professor at the Helsinki University of Technology
- Matti Makkonen, politician
- Matti Rutanen, folk artist
- Mika Mölsä, crime journalist and fiction writer
- Niina Mäkinen, ice hockey player
- Onni Haini, journalist and writer
- Onni Pellinen, Olympic wrestler
- Paavo Rautkallio, politician
- Unto Poikolainen, Pesäpallo player
- Vilho Ylönen, cross-country skier and rifle shooter
Twin towns - sister cities
Hankasalmi is twinned with:
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Media related to Hankasalmi at Wikimedia Commons
- Municipality of Hankasalmi – Official site