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Lappajärven kunta
Lappajärvi kommun
LappajärviMontage 2014.png
Location of Lappajärvi in Finland
Location of Lappajärvi in Finland
Coordinates: 63°13′N 023°38′E / 63.217°N 23.633°E / 63.217; 23.633Coordinates: 63°13′N 023°38′E / 63.217°N 23.633°E / 63.217; 23.633
Country Finland
RegionSouthern Ostrobothnia
Sub-regionJärviseutu sub-region
 • Municipal managerSami Alasara
 • Total522.98 km2 (201.92 sq mi)
 • Land420.84 km2 (162.49 sq mi)
 • Water102.89 km2 (39.73 sq mi)
 • Rank200th largest in Finland
 • Total2,868
 • Rank224th largest in Finland
 • Density6.81/km2 (17.6/sq mi)
Population by native language
 • Finnish98.7% (official)
 • Swedish0.5%
 • Others0.8%
Population by age
 • 0 to 1413.9%
 • 15 to 6450.3%
 • 65 or older35.8%
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+03:00 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]22%

Lappajärvi is a municipality in Finland in Southern Ostrobothnia region. It is 78 kilometres (48 mi) from Lappajärvi to Seinäjoki, 80 kilometres (50 mi) to Kokkola and 117 kilometres (73 mi) to Vaasa. The municipality has a population of 2,868 (31 December 2021)[2] and covers an area of 522.98 square kilometres (201.92 sq mi) of which 102.89 km2 (39.73 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 6.81 inhabitants per square kilometre (17.6/sq mi).

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

Lake Lappajärvi, which gives the name to the municipality, is a meteor crater, one of the few meteor crater lakes found in Finland.

Singer and performer, Timo Kotipelto from the worldwide known Finnish power metal band Stratovarius was born and raised in Lappajärvi.

Notable people born in Lappajärvi[edit]

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  1. ^ a b "Area of Finnish Municipalities 1.1.2018" (PDF). National Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Preliminary population structure by area, 2021M01*-2021M12*". StatFin (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 2 February 2022.
  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 (1-year) and sex by area and the regional division of each statistical reference year, 2003–2020". StatFin. Statistics Finland. Retrieved 2 May 2021.
  5. ^ "List of municipal and parish tax rates in 2021" (PDF). Tax Administration of Finland. 1 December 2020. Retrieved 10 April 2021.

External links[edit]

Media related to Lappajärvi at Wikimedia Commons