Karstula

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Karstula
Municipality
Karstulan kunta
Karstula Church
Karstula Church
Coat of arms of Karstula
Coat of arms
Location of Karstula in Finland
Location of Karstula in Finland
Coordinates: 62°52.5′N 024°48′E / 62.8750°N 24.800°E / 62.8750; 24.800Coordinates: 62°52.5′N 024°48′E / 62.8750°N 24.800°E / 62.8750; 24.800
Country  Finland
Region Central Finland
Sub-region Saarijärvi–Viitasaari sub-region
Charter 1867
Government
 • Municipal manager Hilkka Hakala
Area (2016-01-01)[1]
 • Total 887.07 km2 (342.50 sq mi)
 • Land 887.25 km2 (342.57 sq mi)
 • Water 76.22 km2 (29.43 sq mi)
Area rank 86th largest in Finland
Population (2016-03-31)[2]
 • Total 4,259
 • Rank 197th largest in Finland
 • Density 4.8/km2 (12/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Finnish 99.5% (official)
 • Others 0.5%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 15.2%
 • 15 to 64 60.7%
 • 65 or older 24.1%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 18.5%
Website www.karstula.fi

Karstula is a municipality of Finland founded in 1867. It is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Central Finland region. The municipality has a population of 4,259 (31 March 2016)[2] and covers an area of 887.07 square kilometres (342.50 sq mi) of which 76.22 km2 (29.43 sq mi) is water.[1] There are all together 159 lakes in Karstula. Biggest lakes are Pääjärvi, Enonjärvi and Vahanka.[6] The population density is 4.8 inhabitants per square kilometre (12/sq mi).

Architecture[edit]

  • A number of historical buildings (from the beginning of the 20th century) has been preserved in the village centre, representing the original countryside buildings of the region.
  • There's also a cottage designed by Alvar Aalto, though it is not listed in most Aalto's biographies.

People born in Karstula[edit]

Culture[edit]

  • The International Shooting Week

Twin cities[edit]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Population density by area 1.1.2016". Statistics Finland. Retrieved 12 February 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Ennakkoväkiluku sukupuolen mukaan alueittain, maaliskuu.2016" (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 31 March 2016. 
  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. ^ "Karstula". Järviwiki. Finland's Environmental Administration. 2012. Retrieved 27 February 2012. 
  7. ^ "Kolme vuosikymmentä pohjoismaisia ystäväkuntasuhteita Karstulassa" (PDF) (in Finnish). Karstulan Pohjola-Norden ry. Retrieved 7 May 2012. 
  8. ^ "Kolme vuosikymmentä pohjoismaisia ystäväkuntasuhteita Karstulassa" (PDF) (in Finnish). Karstulan Pohjola-Norden ry. Retrieved 7 May 2012. 
  9. ^ "Kolme vuosikymmentä pohjoismaisia ystäväkuntasuhteita Karstulassa" (PDF) (in Finnish). Karstulan Pohjola-Norden ry. Retrieved 7 May 2012. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Karstula at Wikimedia Commons