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Town of Orivesi
Oriveden kaupunki
Orivesi stad
Orivesi center
Orivesi center
Coat of arms of Orivesi
Coat of arms
Etymology: "ori" = stallion + "vesi" = water, lake
Location of Orivesi in Finland
Location of Orivesi in Finland
Coordinates: 61°40.5′N 024°21.5′E / 61.6750°N 24.3583°E / 61.6750; 24.3583Coordinates: 61°40.5′N 024°21.5′E / 61.6750°N 24.3583°E / 61.6750; 24.3583
Country Finland
Sub-regionTampere sub-region
 • Town managerJuha Kuusisto
 • Total960.09 km2 (370.69 sq mi)
 • Land799.55 km2 (308.71 sq mi)
 • Water160.53 km2 (61.98 sq mi)
Area rank100th largest in Finland
 • Total8,987
 • Rank112th largest in Finland
 • Density11.24/km2 (29.1/sq mi)
Population by native language
 • Finnish98.8% (official)
 • Swedish0.2%
 • Others1%
Population by age
 • 0 to 1414.6%
 • 15 to 6455.3%
 • 65 or older30.1%
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+03:00 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[6]22%

Orivesi (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈo̞riˌʋe̞s̠i]) is a town and a municipality of Finland. It is part of the Pirkanmaa region. The municipality has a population of 8,987 (31 March 2021)[3] and covers an area of 960.09 square kilometres (370.69 sq mi) of which 160.53 km2 (61.98 sq mi) is water.[2] The population density is 11.24 inhabitants per square kilometre (29.1/sq mi). The municipality official language is monolingually Finnish.[7]

Orivesi was founded in 1869.[1] It was municipality until 1986 when it became a city of Finland. The municipality of Eräjärvi was consolidated with Orivesi in 1973. A part of the municipality of Längelmäki was consolidated with Orivesi in 2007.[8] Today, neighbouring municipalities are Juupajoki, Jämsä, Kangasala, Kuhmoinen, Ruovesi and Tampere. The distance from Orivesi to Tampere is 43 kilometres (27 mi). The town center of Orivesi is located by the Lake Längelmävesi.

Orivesi was the location of the Oriveden Opisto art school which moved to Tampere in 2018.[9]



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  1. ^ a b "Oriveden kaupunki". www.orivesi.fi (in Finnish). Retrieved 2018-09-11.
  2. ^ a b "Area of Finnish Municipalities 1.1.2018" (PDF). National Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Preliminary population structure by area, 2021M01*-2021M03*". StatFin (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 2 May 2021.
  4. ^ "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.
  5. ^ "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.
  6. ^ "List of municipal and parish tax rates in 2021" (PDF). Tax Administration of Finland. 1 December 2020. Retrieved 10 April 2021.
  7. ^ "(Luokitusavain: kunta_1_20210101) | Tilastokeskus". www.stat.fi. Retrieved 2021-03-23.
  8. ^ "Finto: yso-paikat: Orivesi". finto.fi. Retrieved 2021-03-23.
  9. ^ "Ahlman tarjoaa Oriveden opiston kiinteistöjä kaupungille yhdellä eurolla – "Verottajan käsityksen mukaan kokonaisuuden arvo on 4,3 miljoonaa euroa"". Aamulehti (in Finnish). 2019-06-20. Retrieved 2021-03-23.

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Media related to Orivesi at Wikimedia Commons