Coordinates: 61°18.5′N 023°37′E / 61.3083°N 23.617°E / 61.3083; 23.617
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Vesilahden kunta
Vesilahti kommun
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; 23.617
Country Finland
Sub-regionTampere sub-region
 • 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
 • Total4,499
 • Rank181st largest in Finland
 • Density14.95/km2 (38.7/sq mi)
Population by native language
 • Finnish97.8% (official)
 • Swedish0.4%
 • Others1.8%
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)

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

It is part of the Pirkanmaa region. The municipality has a population of 4,499 (28 February 2023)[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 14.95 inhabitants per square kilometre (38.7/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, 2022M01*-2023M02*". StatFin (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 4 April 2023.
  3. ^ "Demographic Structure by area as of 31 December 2022". Statistics Finland's PX-Web databases. Statistics Finland. Retrieved 6 September 2023.
  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. ^ a b "Luettelo kuntien ja seurakuntien tuloveroprosenteista vuonna 2023". Tax Administration of Finland. 14 November 2022. Retrieved 7 May 2023.
  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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