Multia, Finland

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Multia
Municipality
Multian kunta
Multia Church
Multia Church
Coat of arms of Multia
Coat of arms
Location of Multia in Finland
Location of Multia in Finland
Coordinates: 62°24.5′N 024°47.7′E / 62.4083°N 24.7950°E / 62.4083; 24.7950Coordinates: 62°24.5′N 024°47.7′E / 62.4083°N 24.7950°E / 62.4083; 24.7950
Country  Finland
Region Central Finland
Sub-region Keuruu sub-region
Charter 1868
Government
 • Municipal manager Jukka Kivitalo
Area (2016-01-01)[1]
 • Total 733.26 km2 (283.11 sq mi)
 • Land 733.25 km2 (283.11 sq mi)
 • Water 32.37 km2 (12.50 sq mi)
Area rank 116th largest in Finland
Population (2017-08-31)[2]
 • Total 1,644
 • Rank 281st largest in Finland
 • Density 2.24/km2 (5.8/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Finnish 98.9% (official)
 • Swedish 0.2%
 • Others 1%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 15.2%
 • 15 to 64 55.5%
 • 65 or older 29.3%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 19.75%
Website www.multia.fi

Multia is a municipality of Finland.

It is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Central Finland region. The municipality has a population of 1,644 (31 August 2017)[2] and covers an area of 733.26 square kilometres (283.11 sq mi) of which 32.37 km2 (12.50 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 2.24 inhabitants per square kilometre (5.8/sq mi).

Neighbouring municipalities are Keuruu, Petäjävesi, Saarijärvi, Uurainen and Ähtäri.

The municipality is unilingually Finnish. The municipality has previously also been known as "Muldia" in Swedish documents, but is today referred to as "Multia" also in Swedish.[6]

Nature[edit]

There are all together 146 lakes in Multia. Biggest lakes in Multia are Sinervä, Tarhapäänjärvi and Sahrajärvi-Pienvesi.[7]

Happenings[edit]

Kicksled World Championship[8]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Population density by area 1.1.2016". Statistics Finland. Retrieved 12 February 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Ennakkoväkiluku sukupuolen mukaan alueittain, elokuu 2017" (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 18 October 2017. 
  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. ^ "Kuntien nimet ja niiden taivutus" (in Finnish). Research Institute for the Languages of Finland. 14 January 2009. Retrieved 1 May 2009. 
  7. ^ "Multia". Järviwiki. Finland's Environmental Administration. 2012. Retrieved 27 February 2012. 
  8. ^ https://multia.fi/mmpotkut/?page_id=49 website, english

External links[edit]

Media related to Multia at Wikimedia Commons