Hankasalmi

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Hankasalmi
Municipality
Hankasalmen kunta
Hankasalmi railway station
Hankasalmi railway station
Coat of arms of Hankasalmi
Coat of arms
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; 26.433Coordinates: 62°23′N 026°26′E / 62.383°N 26.433°E / 62.383; 26.433
Country  Finland
Region Central Finland
Sub-region Jyväskylä sub-region
Charter 1872
Government
 • Municipal manager Matti Mäkinen
Area (2018-01-01)[1]
 • 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
Population (2017-08-31)[2]
 • Total 5,062
 • Rank 172nd largest in Finland
 • Density 8.85/km2 (22.9/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Finnish 99.1% (official)
 • Swedish 0.2%
 • Others 0.7%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 15.6%
 • 15 to 64 60.5%
 • 65 or older 23.9%
Time zone UTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+3 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5] 20%
Website www.hankasalmi.fi

Hankasalmi is a municipality of Finland.

It is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Central Finland region. The municipality has a population of 5,062 (31 August 2017)[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 8.85 inhabitants per square kilometre (22.9/sq mi). Neighbour municipalities are Kangasniemi, Konnevesi, Laukaa, Pieksämäki, Rautalampi and Toivakka.

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

Known Villages

Halttula[6]

Nature

There are all together 97 lakes in Hankasalmi. The biggest lakes are Kynsivesi-Leivonvesi, Armisvesi and Kuuhankavesi.[7]

Notable individuals

Twinnings

Gallery

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

References

  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. ^ Unto K. Laine: Muistokirjoitus. Helsingin Sanomat, 29.6.2010, s. B5. Artikkelin verkkoversio Archived 2015-01-08 at Archive.is.
  7. ^ "Hankasalmi". Järviwiki. Finland's Environmental Administration. 2012. Retrieved 27 February 2012. 
  8. ^ "Suomen kuntien ystävyyskunnat" (in Finnish). Embassy of Finland in Estonia. Retrieved 7 May 2012. 
  9. ^ "Deutsche Botschaft Helsinki" (in Finnish). Embassy of Germany in Finland. Retrieved 7 May 2012. 
  10. ^ "Hankasalmen elinkeino- ja työllisyyspoliittinen ohjelma" (PDF) (in Finnish). Hankasalmi Municipality. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 7 May 2012. 
  11. ^ "Hankasalmen elinkeino- ja työllisyyspoliittinen ohjelma" (PDF) (in Finnish). Hankasalmi Municipality. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 7 May 2012. 

External links

Media related to Hankasalmi at Wikimedia Commons