Viitasaari

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Viitasaari
Town
Viitasaaren kaupunki
Viitasaari keskusta.JPG
Coat of arms of Viitasaari
Coat of arms
Location of Viitasaari in Finland
Location of Viitasaari in Finland
Coordinates: 63°04′30″N 025°51′35″E / 63.07500°N 25.85972°E / 63.07500; 25.85972Coordinates: 63°04′30″N 025°51′35″E / 63.07500°N 25.85972°E / 63.07500; 25.85972
Country Finland
Region Central Finland
Sub-region Saarijärvi–Viitasaari sub-region
Charter 1635
Town privileges 1996
Government
 • Municipal manager Janne Kinnunen
Area (2011-01-01)[1]
 • Total 1,589.13 km2 (613.57 sq mi)
 • Land 1,248.70 km2 (482.13 sq mi)
 • Water 340.43 km2 (131.44 sq mi)
Area rank 63rd largest in Finland
Elevation 140 m (460 ft)
Population (2016-03-31)[2]
 • Total 6,654
 • Rank 146th largest in Finland
 • Density 5.33/km2 (13.8/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Finnish 99.1% (official)
 • Swedish 0.2%
 • Others 0.7%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 13.7%
 • 15 to 64 60.6%
 • 65 or older 25.7%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 44500
Area code(s) (+358) 01
Municipal tax rate[5] 19.5%
Website www.viitasaari.fi

Viitasaari is a town and municipality of Finland.

It is located in the Central Finland region. The town has a population of 6,654 (31 March 2016)[2] and covers an area of 1,589.13 square kilometres (613.57 sq mi) of which 340.43 km2 (131.44 sq mi) is water.[1] There are all together 230 lakes in Viitasaari. Biggest lakes are Lake Keitele, Lake Kolima and Muuruejärvi.[6] The population density is 5.33 inhabitants per square kilometre (13.8/sq mi).

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

Politics[edit]

Results of the Finnish parliamentary election, 2011 in Viitasaari:

Sister cities[edit]

The following cities or municipalities are twinned with Viitasaari:[7][8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  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 "Ennakkoväkiluku sukupuolen mukaan alueittain, maaliskuu.2016" (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 31 March 2016.  Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "population_count" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  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. 
  6. ^ "Viitasaari". Järviwiki. Finland's Environmental Administration. 2012. Retrieved 27 February 2012. 
  7. ^ "Ystävyyskunnat" (in Norwegian). City of Viitasaari. Retrieved 2012-06-01. 
  8. ^ "Välissuhted" (in Estonian). Nõo vald. Retrieved 2 May 2012. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Viitasaari at Wikimedia Commons