Coordinates: 62°23′N 026°26′E / 62.383°N 26.433°E / 62.383; 26.433
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Hankasalmen kunta
Hankasalmi kommun
Hankasalmi railway station
Coat of arms of Hankasalmi
Location of Hankasalmi in Finland
Location of Hankasalmi in Finland
Coordinates: 62°23′N 026°26′E / 62.383°N 26.433°E / 62.383; 26.433
Country Finland
RegionCentral Finland
Sub-regionJyväskylä sub-region
 • Municipal managerMatti Mäkinen
 • Total687.75 km2 (265.54 sq mi)
 • Land571.86 km2 (220.80 sq mi)
 • Water115.89 km2 (44.75 sq mi)
 • Rank149th largest in Finland
 • Total4,596
 • Rank176th largest in Finland
 • Density8.04/km2 (20.8/sq mi)
Population by native language
 • Finnish98.1% (official)
 • Swedish0.2%
 • Others1.7%
Population by age
 • 0 to 1414.5%
 • 15 to 6453.4%
 • 65 or older32.1%
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+03:00 (EEST)

Hankasalmi is a municipality of Finland.

It is located in the Central Finland region. The municipality has a population of 4,596 (28 February 2023)[2] and covers an area of 687.75 square kilometres (265.54 sq mi) of which 115.89 km2 (44.75 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 8.04 inhabitants per square kilometre (20.8/sq mi).

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.[peacock prose] Hankasalmi has several elementary schools, a high school, and a high school where you can take part in high-level navigation training.


Lake Säkinlampi

Neighbouring municipalities are Kangasniemi, Konnevesi, Laukaa, Pieksämäki, Rautalampi and Toivakka.

There are all together 97 lakes in Hankasalmi. The biggest lakes are Kynsivesi-Leivonvesi, Armisvesi and Kuuhankavesi.[6]


A view from a birdwatching tower towards pond Keskinen in Hankasalmi.


The name Hankasalmi was first mentioned in 1552 when it was a wilderness owned by the Tavastians of Hauho. The settlement has existed at least since 1559. In 1561, it was transferred to the new Rautalampi parish, which was largely settled by Savonians.

Hankasalmi became an independent parish in 1802, but administratively it remained a part of Rautalampi until 1872, when the modern Hankasalmi municipality was formed. Parts of it were also taken from Pieksämäki, Kangasniemi and Laukaa.


Notable individuals[edit]

Twin towns - sister cities[edit]

Hankasalmi is twinned with:[9]


  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, 2022M01*-2023M02*". StatFin (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 4 April 2023.
  3. ^ "Demographic Structure by area as of 31 December 2022". Statistics Finland's PX-Web databases. Statistics Finland. Retrieved 6 September 2023.
  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. ^ a b "Luettelo kuntien ja seurakuntien tuloveroprosenteista vuonna 2023". Tax Administration of Finland. 14 November 2022. Retrieved 7 May 2023.
  6. ^ "Hankasalmi". Järviwiki. Finland's Environmental Administration. 2012. Retrieved 27 February 2012.
  7. ^ Unto K. Laine: Muistokirjoitus. Helsingin Sanomat, 29.6.2010, s. B5. Artikkelin verkkoversio Archived 2015-01-08 at archive.today.
  8. ^ "SuomalainenPaikannimikirja_e-kirja_kuvallinen.pdf" (PDF). kaino.kotus.fi (in Finnish). p. 69. Retrieved 15 October 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  9. ^ "Kansainvälinen toiminta". hankasalmi.fi (in Finnish). Hankasalmi. Retrieved 2019-12-08.

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