Haapavesi is a town and a municipality of Finland.

Haapaveden kaupunki
Coat of arms of Haapavesi
Coat of arms
Location of Haapavesi in Finland
Location of Haapavesi in Finland
Coordinates: 64°08.5′N 025°22′E / 64.1417°N 25.367°E / 64.1417; 25.367Coordinates: 64°08.5′N 025°22′E / 64.1417°N 25.367°E / 64.1417; 25.367
Country Finland
RegionNorth Ostrobothnia
Sub-regionSiikalatva sub-region
Town privileges1996
 • Town managerKimmo Hinno
 • Total1,086.11 km2 (419.35 sq mi)
 • Land1,049.74 km2 (405.31 sq mi)
 • Water36.41 km2 (14.06 sq mi)
Area rank75th largest in Finland
 • Total6,685
 • Rank139th largest in Finland
 • Density6.37/km2 (16.5/sq mi)
Population by native language
 • Finnish99.4% (official)
 • Others0.6%
Population by age
 • 0 to 1420.1%
 • 15 to 6455.7%
 • 65 or older24.3%
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+03:00 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]22%
Old church of Haapavesi

It is located in the North Ostrobothnia region. The town has a population of 6,685 (31 March 2021)[2] and covers an area of 1,086.11 square kilometres (419.35 sq mi) of which 36.41 km2 (14.06 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 6.37 inhabitants per square kilometre (16.5/sq mi). Neighbour municipalities are Haapajärvi, Kärsämäki, Nivala, Oulainen, Raahe, Siikalatva and Ylivieska.

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

The town is the Finnish national kantele village. It is also known for the Haapavesi Folk Music Festival[6] which gathers folkmusicians together.

At Haapavesi, there is a 327 metres (1,073 ft) tall guyed TV mast, which belongs to Finland's tallest man-made structures.

Haapavesi Folk High SchoolEdit

The Haapavesi Folk High School (Finnish: Haapaveden opisto) is an ideologically independent boarding school. Haapavesi Folk High School is one of the eleven folk high schools cooperating in the HUMAK University of Applied Sciences. HUMAK offers education and training in the fields of Civic and youth work, Cultural management and production as well as Sign language interpreter. In Haapavesi Unit of HUMAK the focus is on civic and youth work.

Notable individualsEdit


  1. ^ a b "Area of Finnish Municipalities 1.1.2018" (PDF). National Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Preliminary population structure by area, 2021M01*-2021M03*". StatFin (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 2 May 2021.
  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 (1-year) and sex by area and the regional division of each statistical reference year, 2003-2020". StatFin. Statistics Finland. Retrieved 2 May 2021.
  5. ^ "List of municipal and parish tax rates in 2021" (PDF). Tax Administration of Finland. 1 December 2020. Retrieved 10 April 2021.
  6. ^ Haapavesi Folk Music Festival

External linksEdit

  Media related to Haapavesi at Wikimedia Commons