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Vieremän kunta
Coat of arms of Vieremä
Coat of arms
Location of Vieremä in Finland
Location of Vieremä in Finland
Coordinates: 63°44.5′N 027°00′E / 63.7417°N 27.000°E / 63.7417; 27.000Coordinates: 63°44.5′N 027°00′E / 63.7417°N 27.000°E / 63.7417; 27.000
Country  Finland
Region Northern Savonia
Sub-region Upper Savonia sub-region
Charter 1922
 • Municipal manager Ari Hukkanen
Area (2016-01-01)[1]
 • Total 925.26 km2 (357.24 sq mi)
 • Land 925.18 km2 (357.21 sq mi)
 • Water 48.2 km2 (18.6 sq mi)
Area rank 83rd largest in Finland
Population (2016-03-31)[2]
 • Total 3,735
 • Rank 205th largest in Finland
 • Density 4.04/km2 (10.5/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Finnish 99.1% (official)
 • Others 0.9%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 15.9%
 • 15 to 64 63.2%
 • 65 or older 20.9%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 19.75%

Vieremä is a municipality of Finland in the Northern Savonia region. The municipality has a population of 3,735 (31 March 2016)[2] and covers an area of 925.26 square kilometres (357.24 sq mi) of which 48.2 km2 (18.6 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 4.04 inhabitants per square kilometre (10.5/sq mi). Neighbouring municipalities are Iisalmi, Kajaani, Kiuruvesi, Pyhäntä, and Sonkajärvi. The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

The municipality of Vieremä was founded in 1922. Before it Vieremä was a part of Iisalmen maalaiskunta.

Vieremä Music[edit]

Vieremä has an active musical life, despite its small size. Vieremä has long traditions in folk and religious music, and it is especially known for its active kantele-playing scene. A kantele camp for young players is organized every summer, and Vieremä church and Kyrönniemi Center of Culture and Religion host many concerts throughout the year.

Notable music groups
  • The Vieremä Veteran Choir often tours Finland and released a CD in 2004.
  • Vieremän Kanteletytöt (Vieremä Kantele Girls) is one of Finland's most well-known kantele groups.
  • Jumalan Ruoska (The Whip Of God) is an eccentric punk rock trio that has released records on the independent label Ässä-levyt and gained international recognition in underground circles.
  • Pekka "The Cat" Ryhänen is a Christian metal guitarist/songwriter. He is originally from Kauppilanmäki, a small village in the Vieremä municipality.

Some villages[edit]

Valkeiskylä, Kaarakkala, Karankamäki, Kirkonkylä, Rotimojoki, Nissilä, Palosenjärvi, Palosenmäki, Pyöree, Salahmi, and Savimäki.

Famous people[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Population density by area 1.1.2016". Statistics Finland. Retrieved 12 February 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Ennakkoväkiluku sukupuolen mukaan alueittain, maaliskuu.2016" (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 31 March 2016. 
  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]

Media related to Vieremä at Wikimedia Commons