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Former municipality
Vihannin kunta
Coat of arms of Vihanti
Coat of arms
Location of Vihanti in Finland
Location of Vihanti in Finland
Coordinates: 64°29′N 025°00′E / 64.483°N 25.000°E / 64.483; 25.000Coordinates: 64°29′N 025°00′E / 64.483°N 25.000°E / 64.483; 25.000
Country Finland
Region Northern Ostrobothnia
Sub-region Raahe sub-region
Charter 1865
 • Municipal manager Leena Mikkola-Riekkinen
 • Total 489.64 km2 (189.05 sq mi)
 • Land 484.71 km2 (187.15 sq mi)
 • Water 4.93 km2 (1.90 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2012)[2]
 • Total 3,020
 • Density 6.23/km2 (16.1/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Vihanti was a municipality of Finland. It was merged with the city of Raahe on 1 January 2013.

Vihanti is located in the Northern Ostrobothnia region. The municipality has a population of 3,020 (31 December 2012)[2] and covers an area of 489.64 square kilometres (189.05 sq mi) of which 4.93 km2 (1.90 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 6.231/km2 (16.137/sq mi).

Vihanti is home of the heavy rock band "Gobra". The original line-up was all-Vihantian, but the current one includes also outsiders. The band has a rehearsal facilities in the Lampinsaari village.

The great dance hall in Mäntylampi was the biggest one in the whole province during the 1970s but is now used only a couple of times per year. The Mäntylampi camping area has not been well kept.

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Area by municipality as of 1 January 2011" (PDF) (in Finnish and Swedish). Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 9 March 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "VÄESTÖTIETOJÄRJESTELMÄ REKISTERITILANNE 31.1.2012" (in Finnish and Swedish). Population Register Center of Finland. Retrieved 11 February 2014. 
  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. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Vihanti at Wikimedia Commons