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||56th largest in Finland|
|• Rank||98th largest in Finland|
|• Density||7.91/km2 (20.5/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 9,953 (31 August 2017) 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. The population density is 7.91 inhabitants per square kilometre (20.5/sq mi).
Neighbouring municipalities are Jämsä, Multia, Mänttä-Vilppula, Petäjävesi, Virrat and Ähtäri. The municipality is unilingually Finnish. The municipality of Pihlajavesi was consolidated with Keuruu in 1969.
- Einari Vuorela, writer
- Hannele Huovi, writer
- Joni Lius, ice hockey player
- Jukka Rautakorpi, professional ice hockey coach
- Kalevi Sorsa, former Prime Minister of Finland
- Matti Kassila, film director
- Mirjami Kuosmanen, actress
- Olli Palola, ice hockey player
- Pirkko Vahtero, graphic designer and heraldist
Twin towns – Sister cities
Keuruu is twinned with:
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- "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.
- "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
- Town of Keuruu – Official website (in Finnish)
- Keuruun Pallo – A football club, infamous for losing their every single game in the Finnish division 2 (in Finnish)
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