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Vesilahden kunta
Vesilahti kommun
Vesilahti aerial.jpg
Coat of arms of Vesilahti
Location of Vesilahti in Finland
Location of Vesilahti in Finland
Coordinates: 61°18.5′N 023°37′E / 61.3083°N 23.617°E / 61.3083; 23.617Coordinates: 61°18.5′N 023°37′E / 61.3083°N 23.617°E / 61.3083; 23.617
Country Finland
Sub-regionTampere sub-region
 • Municipal managerErkki Paloniemi
 • Total353.94 km2 (136.66 sq mi)
 • Land300.95 km2 (116.20 sq mi)
 • Water52.99 km2 (20.46 sq mi)
 • Rank234th largest in Finland
 • Total4,437
 • Rank186th largest in Finland
 • Density14.74/km2 (38.2/sq mi)
Population by native language
 • Finnish98.8% (official)
 • Swedish0.2%
 • Others1%
Population by age
 • 0 to 1419.5%
 • 15 to 6461.7%
 • 65 or older18.8%
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+03:00 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]22%

Vesilahti (Swedish: Vesilahti, also Vesilax) is a municipality of Finland.

It is part of the Pirkanmaa region. The municipality has a population of 4,437 (31 December 2021)[2] and covers an area of 353.94 square kilometres (136.66 sq mi) of which 52.99 km2 (20.46 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 14.74 inhabitants per square kilometre (38.2/sq mi).

The municipality is unilingually Finnish. The name of municipality literally means "water bay".

The Vesilahti municipality headlined the case of "pink house", which is owned one of local inhabitants, Katri Hakola. The municipality didn't agree with her color choice and threatened the homeowner with a 5,000 € penalty if the color of the house didn't change. Later, the municipality tended to accept only a slight change in color and abolished the penalty payment. The incident sparked emotions on social media and the indignities accused the municipality of "bureaucratic teasing".[6]

Born in Vesilahti[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Area of Finnish Municipalities 1.1.2018" (PDF). National Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Preliminary population structure by area, 2021M01*-2021M12*". StatFin (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 2 February 2022.
  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 (1-year) and sex by area and the regional division of each statistical reference year, 2003–2020". StatFin. Statistics Finland. Retrieved 2 May 2021.
  5. ^ "List of municipal and parish tax rates in 2021" (PDF). Tax Administration of Finland. 1 December 2020. Retrieved 10 April 2021.
  6. ^ "Tuesday's papers: EU election race, bump in govt talks, pink house hassle". YLE News. YLE. May 21, 2019. Retrieved January 27, 2020.

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