Location of Rantasalmi in Finland
|• Municipal manager||Kristiina Järvenpää|
|• Total||925.77 km2 (357.44 sq mi)|
|• Land||559.16 km2 (215.89 sq mi)|
|• Water||366.61 km2 (141.55 sq mi)|
|Area rank||120th largest in Finland|
|• Rank||214th largest in Finland|
|• Density||6.76/km2 (17.5/sq mi)|
|Population by native language|
|• Finnish||98.5% (official)|
|Population by age|
|• 0 to 14||13.3%|
|• 15 to 64||61.1%|
|• 65 or older||25.5%|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
|• Summer (DST)||EEST (UTC+3)|
|Municipal tax rate||19.5%|
It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the Southern Savonia region. The municipality has a population of 3,779 (30 June 2015) and covers an area of 925.77 square kilometres (357.44 sq mi) of which 366.61 km2 (141.55 sq mi) is water. The population density is 6.76 inhabitants per square kilometre (17.5/sq mi).
The municipality is unilingually Finnish.
Asikkala, Osikonmäki, Putkisalo, Rantasalo, Torasalo, Tornioniemi, Tuusmäki and Vaahersalo.
- Eliel Saarinen (1873–1950), a Finnish–American architect was born in Rantasalmi.
- Laura Netzel (1839-1927), pianist, composer and conductor
- Adolf Fredrik Munck, (1749 – 1831), Count Munck af Fulkila, alleged father of Gustav IV of Sweden was born in Rantasalmi
- Jukka Lehtonen (born 1982), volleyball player
- Jarkko Immonen (born 1982), ice hockey player
- "Area by municipality as of 1 January 2011" (PDF) (in Finnish and Swedish). Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 9 March 2011.
- "VÄESTÖTIETOJÄRJESTELMÄ REKISTERITILANNE 30.06.2015" (in Finnish and Swedish). Population Register Center of Finland. Retrieved 17 July 2015.
- "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.
- "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.
- "List of municipal and parish tax rates in 2011". Tax Administration of Finland. 29 November 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
Media related to Rantasalmi at Wikimedia Commons
- Municipality of Rantasalmi – Official website (Finnish)
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