Äänekoski

Äänekoski (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈæːnekˌkoski]) is a town in Finland.

Äänekoski
Town
Äänekosken kaupunki
Äänekoski stad
Äänekoski town hall and library
Äänekoski town hall and library
Coat of arms of Äänekoski
Coat of arms
Location of Äänekoski in Finland
Location of Äänekoski in Finland
Coordinates: 62°36′N 025°43.5′E / 62.600°N 25.7250°E / 62.600; 25.7250Coordinates: 62°36′N 025°43.5′E / 62.600°N 25.7250°E / 62.600; 25.7250
Country Finland
RegionCentral Finland
Sub-regionÄänekoski sub-region
Charter1911
City rights1973
Government
 • Town managerMatti Tuononen
Area
 (2018-01-01)[1]
 • Total1,138.39 km2 (439.53 sq mi)
 • Land884.54 km2 (341.52 sq mi)
 • Water253.84 km2 (98.01 sq mi)
Area rank87th largest in Finland
Population
 (2020-12-31)[2]
 • Total18,576
 • Rank64th largest in Finland
 • Density21/km2 (50/sq mi)
Population by native language
 • Finnish98.7% (official)
 • Swedish0.1%
 • Others1.2%
Population by age
 • 0 to 1417.4%
 • 15 to 6464%
 • 65 or older18.7%
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+03:00 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]21.5%
Websitewww.aanekoski.fi

It is located in the Central Finland region. The town has a population of 18,576 (31 December 2020)[6] and covers an area of 1,138.39 square kilometres (439.53 sq mi) of which 253.84 km2 (98.01 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 21 inhabitants per square kilometre (54/sq mi).

Neighbouring municipalities are Kannonkoski, Konnevesi, Laukaa, Saarijärvi, Uurainen, Vesanto and Viitasaari.

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.[3]

The municipality of Äänekosken maalaiskunta was consolidated to Äänekoski in 1969 and the municipality of Konginkangas in 1993. The municipalities of Sumiainen and Suolahti were consolidated to Äänekoski in 2007.

NatureEdit

There are altogether 170 lakes in Äänekoski. The biggest lakes are Keitele, Kuhnamo and Niinivesi[7]

Twin towns – sister citiesEdit

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

GalleryEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Area of Finnish Municipalities 1.1.2018" (PDF). National Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Suomen virallinen tilasto (SVT): Väestön ennakkotilasto [verkkojulkaisu]. Joulukuu 2020" (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 11 February 2021.
  3. ^ a b "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 2021" (PDF). Tax Administration of Finland. 1 December 2020. Retrieved 10 April 2021.
  6. ^ "Population by municipality as of 31 December 2006". Population Information System (in Finnish and Swedish). Population Register Center of Finland. Retrieved 2 May 2010.[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ "Äänekoski". Järviwiki. Finland's Environmental Administration. 2012. Retrieved 27 February 2012.
  8. ^ "Äänekosken kaupungin ystävyyskuntatoiminnan edistäminen" (in Norwegian). City of Äänekoski. Archived from the original on 19 July 2012. Retrieved 1 June 2012.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Äänekoski at Wikimedia Commons