Orivesi

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Orivesi
Town of Orivesi
Oriveden kaupunki
Coat of arms of Orivesi
Coat of arms
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
Region Pirkanmaa
Sub-region Tampere sub-region
Charter 1865
Town 1986
Government
 • Town manager Juha Kuusisto
Area (2018-01-01)[1]
 • Total 960.09 km2 (370.69 sq mi)
 • Land 799.55 km2 (308.71 sq mi)
 • Water 160.53 km2 (61.98 sq mi)
Area rank 100th largest in Finland
Population (2017-08-31)[2]
 • Total 9,313
 • Rank 109th largest in Finland
 • Density 11.65/km2 (30.2/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Finnish 98.8% (official)
 • Swedish 0.2%
 • Others 1%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 16.3%
 • 15 to 64 61.9%
 • 65 or older 21.8%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 20%
Website www.orivesi.fi

Orivesi is a town and a municipality of Finland. It was founded in 1865.

It is part of the Pirkanmaa region. The municipality has a population of 9,313 (31 August 2017)[2] and covers an area of 960.09 square kilometres (370.69 sq mi) of which 160.53 km2 (61.98 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 11.65 inhabitants per square kilometre (30.2/sq mi).

Neighbouring municipalities are Juupajoki, Jämsä, Kangasala, Kuhmoinen, Ruovesi and Tampere.

The municipality is unilingually Finnish. The name Orivesi means literally "stallion water".

The municipality of Eräjärvi was consolidated with Orivesi in 1973. A part of the municipality of Längelmäki was consolidated with Orivesi in 2007.

Orivesi is mostly known for its Oriveden Opisto art school. The town center of Orivesi is located by the lake Längelmävesi.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Area of Finnish Municipalities 1.1.2018" (PDF). National Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 30 January 2018. 
  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. 

External links[edit]

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