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
RegionPirkanmaa
Sub-regionTampere sub-region
Charter1869[1]
Town1986
Government
 • Town managerJuha Kuusisto
Area
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • 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
Population
(2018-08-31)[3]
 • Total9,221
 • Rank109th largest in Finland
 • Density11.53/km2 (29.9/sq mi)
Population by native language
 • Finnish98.8% (official)
 • Swedish0.2%
 • Others1%
Population by age
 • 0 to 1416.3%
 • 15 to 6461.9%
 • 65 or older21.8%
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[6]20%
Websitewww.orivesi.fi

Orivesi is a town and a municipality of Finland. It was founded in 1869.[1]

It is part of the Pirkanmaa region. The municipality has a population of 9,221 (31 August 2018)[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 11.53 inhabitants per square kilometre (29.9/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.

People[edit]

Surnames[edit]

The most common surnames in Orivesi and their frequencies as of 2014:[7]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  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 "Ennakkoväkiluku kuukausittain sukupuolen mukaan alueittain, elokuu 2018" (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 21 October 2018.
  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 and gender by area as of 31 December 2008". Statistics Finland's PX-Web databases. Statistics Finland. Retrieved 28 April 2009.
  6. ^ "List of municipal and parish tax rates in 2011". Tax Administration of Finland. 29 November 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
  7. ^ Most common surnames in Orivesi

External links[edit]

Media related to Orivesi at Wikimedia Commons