The old church of Keuruu
Location of Keuruu in Finland
|• Town manager||Hannu Mars|
|• Total||1,430.57 km2 (552.35 sq mi)|
|• Land||1,258.17 km2 (485.78 sq mi)|
|• Water||172.4 km2 (66.6 sq mi)|
|Area rank||72nd largest in Finland|
|• Rank||97th largest in Finland|
|• Density||8.02/km2 (20.8/sq mi)|
|Population by native language|
|• Finnish||99% (official)|
|Population by age|
|• 0 to 14||14.7%|
|• 15 to 64||62.3%|
|• 65 or older||23%|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
|• Summer (DST)||EEST (UTC+3)|
|Municipal tax rate||19.75%|
It is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Central Finland region.The municipality has a population of 10,087 (31 March 2016) and covers an area of 1,430.57 square kilometres (552.35 sq mi) of which 172.4 km2 (66.6 sq mi) is water. There are 316 lakes in Keuruu, the largest of which are Keurusselkä-Ukonselkä, Pihlajavesi and Liesjärvi. The population density is 8.02 inhabitants per square kilometre (20.8/sq mi).
The municipality is unilingually Finnish.
The municipality of Pihlajavesi was consolidated with Keuruu in 1969.
- Abraham Kingelin, merchant, shipowner and industrialist
- Anssi Nykänen, drummer
- Einari Vuorela, writer
- Hannele Huovi, writer
- Herpman brothers, local rebels against Russian rule between 1712-1721
- Joni Lius, ice hockey player
- Juha Kukkamo, middle and cross-country runner, as well as a sprinter
- Jukka Rautakorpi, professional ice hockey coach
- Kalevi Sorsa, former Prime Minister of Finland
- Katja Joutsijoki, freelance actor
- Kirsi Neuvonen, artist and printmaker
- Lauri Oinonen, politician
- Maria Raunio, seamstress, Social Democratic advocate and Member of Parliament
- Matias Saxberg, pastor and murderer
- Matti Kassila, film director
- Miisa Rotola-Pukkila
- Mirjami Kuosmanen, actress
- Olavi Päivänsalo, politician
- Olli Palola, ice hockey player
- Onni Oja, artist
- Pirkko Vahtero, graphic designer and heraldist
- Raimo Peltonen
- Risto Köykkä, poet
- Risto Sulkava, biologist and Chairman of the Finnish Association for Nature Conservation
- Toivo Haapala, Pentecostal leader and Christian writer
Twin towns – Sister cities
Keuruu is twinned with:
- "Area by municipality as of 1 January 2011" (PDF) (in Finnish and Swedish). Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 9 March 2011.
- "Ennakkoväkiluku sukupuolen mukaan alueittain, maaliskuu.2016" (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 31 March 2016.
- "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.
- "Keuruu". Järviwiki. Finland's Environmental Administration. 2012. Retrieved 27 February 2012.
- "Välissuhted" (in Estonian). Jõgeva linn. Retrieved 23 July 2011.
- "Szarvas Town". szarvas.hu. Retrieved 1 September 2010.
Media related to Keuruu at Wikimedia Commons