The Church in Kaustinen on the sloping churchhill.
Location of Kaustinen in Finland
|• Municipal manager||Arto Alpia|
|• Total||361.12 km2 (139.43 sq mi)|
|• Land||354.03 km2 (136.69 sq mi)|
|• Water||7.09 km2 (2.74 sq mi)|
|Area rank||218th largest in Finland|
|• Rank||194th largest in Finland|
|• Density||12.15/km2 (31.5/sq mi)|
|Population by native language|
|• Finnish||97.5% (official)|
|Population by age|
|• 0 to 14||17.8%|
|• 15 to 64||64.4%|
|• 65 or older||17.7%|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
|• Summer (DST)||EEST (UTC+3)|
|Municipal tax rate||20.5%|
It is part of the Central Ostrobothnia region. The municipality has a population of 4,302 (31 August 2017) and covers an area of 361.12 square kilometres (139.43 sq mi) of which 7.09 km2 (2.74 sq mi) is water. The population density is 12.15 inhabitants per square kilometre (31.5/sq mi).
The municipality is unilingually Finnish.
It is the home of the Kaustinen Folk Music Festival, held every July. The comic strip bird Woodstock, named for the rock music festival in Woodstock, New York, is called Kaustinen in Finnish with obvious reference to this folk music festival.
Europe's largest lithium reserve is located in Kaustinen area
Famous people from Kaustinen
- Kreeta Haapasalo (1813-1893), Kantele player and song writer
- Konsta Jylhä (1910–1984), folk music composer, fiddler and master pelimanni
- Pehr Henrik Nordgren (1944–2008), classical composer
- "Area of Finnish Municipalities 1.1.2018" (PDF). National Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
- "Ennakkoväkiluku sukupuolen mukaan alueittain, elokuu 2017" (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 18 October 2017.
- "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.
- "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.
- "List of municipal and parish tax rates in 2011". Tax Administration of Finland. 29 November 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
Media related to Kaustinen at Wikimedia Commons
- Municipality of Kaustinen – Official website
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