Leppävirta

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Leppävirta
Municipality
Leppävirran kunta
Konnus channel in Leppävirta
Konnus channel in Leppävirta
Coat of arms of Leppävirta
Coat of arms
Location of Leppävirta in Finland
Location of Leppävirta in Finland
Coordinates: 62°30′N 027°47′E / 62.500°N 27.783°E / 62.500; 27.783Coordinates: 62°30′N 027°47′E / 62.500°N 27.783°E / 62.500; 27.783
Country  Finland
Region Northern Savonia
Sub-region Varkaus sub-region
Charter 1639
Government
 • Municipal manager Matti Raatikainen
Area (2016-01-01)[1]
 • Total 1,136.01 km2 (438.62 sq mi)
 • Land 1,136.05 km2 (438.63 sq mi)
 • Water 383.62 km2 (148.12 sq mi)
Area rank 68th largest in Finland
Population (2016-03-31)[2]
 • Total 9,939
 • Rank 101st largest in Finland
 • Density 8.75/km2 (22.7/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Finnish 98.9% (official)
 • Others 1%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 15.5%
 • 15 to 64 62.4%
 • 65 or older 22.1%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 19%
Website www.leppavirta.fi

Leppävirta is a municipality of Finland.

It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the Northern Savonia region. The municipality has a population of 9,939 (31 March 2016)[2] and covers an area of 1,136.01 square kilometres (438.62 sq mi) of which 383.62 km2 (148.12 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 8.75 inhabitants per square kilometre (22.7/sq mi).

Neighbour municipalities are Heinävesi, Joroinen, Kuopio, Pieksämäki, Suonenjoki, Tuusniemi and Varkaus.

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

Some villages[edit]

Häikiä, Häyry, Lylymäki, Niinimäki, Oravikoski, Reinikkala and Saahkarlahti.

Famous people[edit]

  • Jorma Hynninen
  • Pentti Pekkarinen
  • Jukka Vesterinen
  • Rakel Kansanen
  • Adolf Tillaeus
  • Heikki Soisalo
  • Kalle Tähtelä

International relations[edit]

Leppävirta is twinned with:[6]

References[edit]

Notes
  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. ^ "Twinning municipalities". 27 September 2007. Retrieved 12 February 2012. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Leppävirta at Wikimedia Commons