Vimpeli

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Vimpeli
Vindala
Municipality
Vimpelin kunta
Municipal office
Municipal office
Coat of arms of Vimpeli
Coat of arms
Location of Vimpeli in Finland
Location of Vimpeli in Finland
Coordinates: 63°09.7′N 023°49′E / 63.1617°N 23.817°E / 63.1617; 23.817Coordinates: 63°09.7′N 023°49′E / 63.1617°N 23.817°E / 63.1617; 23.817
Country  Finland
Region Southern Ostrobothnia
Sub-region Järviseutu sub-region
Charter 1866
Government
 • Municipal manager Anita Paavola
Area (2016-01-01)[1]
 • Total 287.33 km2 (110.94 sq mi)
 • Land 287.27 km2 (110.92 sq mi)
 • Water 41.52 km2 (16.03 sq mi)
Area rank 238th largest in Finland
Population (2016-03-31)[2]
 • Total 3,074
 • Rank 229th largest in Finland
 • Density 10.7/km2 (28/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Finnish 99.2% (official)
 • Swedish 0.1%
 • Others 0.6%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 17.1%
 • 15 to 64 62.1%
 • 65 or older 20.9%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 19.75%
Website www.vimpeli.fi

Vimpeli (Swedish: Vindala) is a municipality of Finland.

It is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Southern Ostrobothnia region. The municipality has a population of 3,074 (31 March 2016)[2] and covers an area of 287.33 square kilometres (110.94 sq mi) of which 41.52 km2 (16.03 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 10.7 inhabitants per square kilometre (28/sq mi).

Vimpeli was crucial in the Winter War due to its ski-factory that created over half of the skis used in the war.

In sport, Vimpeli is known for the success of its Finnish baseball team, which won gold in 2010 and silver in 2013 and 2014 in Finnish championships.

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

Villages[edit]

Hallapuro, Huopana, Kirkonkylä, Koskela, Lakaniemi, Pokela, Pyhälahti, Rantakylä, Sääksjärvi, Viitaniemi and Vinni.

People born in Vimpeli[edit]

Gallery[edit]

References[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 Vimpeli at Wikimedia Commons