Hankasalmi is a municipality of Finland.

Hankasalmen kunta
Hankasalmi kommun
Hankasalmi railway station
Coat of arms of Hankasalmi
Location of Hankasalmi in Finland
Location of Hankasalmi in Finland
Coordinates: 62°23′N 026°26′E / 62.383°N 26.433°E / 62.383; 26.433Coordinates: 62°23′N 026°26′E / 62.383°N 26.433°E / 62.383; 26.433
Country Finland
RegionCentral Finland
Sub-regionJyväskylä sub-region
 • Municipal managerMatti Mäkinen
 • Total687.75 km2 (265.54 sq mi)
 • Land571.86 km2 (220.80 sq mi)
 • Water115.89 km2 (44.75 sq mi)
 • Rank149th largest in Finland
 • Total4,687
 • Rank176th largest in Finland
 • Density8.2/km2 (21/sq mi)
Population by native language
 • Finnish99.1% (official)
 • Swedish0.2%
 • Others0.7%
Population by age
 • 0 to 1414.5%
 • 15 to 6453.4%
 • 65 or older32.1%
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+03:00 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]22%

It is located in the Central Finland region. The municipality has a population of 4,687 (31 December 2021)[2] and covers an area of 687.75 square kilometres (265.54 sq mi) of which 115.89 km2 (44.75 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 8.2 inhabitants per square kilometre (21/sq mi).

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

Hankasalmi is the only authentic rural municipality in Jyväskylä, that offers its inhabitants and guests a wide range of opportunities in the housing, work and leisure sectors. Comprehensive services and good transport links by highway and rail ensure smooth handling.[peacock prose] Hankasalmi has several elementary schools, a high school, and a high school where you can take part in high-level navigation training.


Lake Säkinlampi

Neighbouring municipalities are Kangasniemi, Konnevesi, Laukaa, Pieksämäki, Rautalampi and Toivakka.

There are all together 97 lakes in Hankasalmi. The biggest lakes are Kynsivesi-Leivonvesi, Armisvesi and Kuuhankavesi.[6]


A view from a birdwatching tower towards pond Keskinen in Hankasalmi.

Notable individualsEdit

Twin towns - sister citiesEdit

Hankasalmi is twinned with:[8]


  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*-2021M12*". StatFin (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 2 February 2022.
  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. ^ "Hankasalmi". Järviwiki. Finland's Environmental Administration. 2012. Retrieved 27 February 2012.
  7. ^ Unto K. Laine: Muistokirjoitus. Helsingin Sanomat, 29.6.2010, s. B5. Artikkelin verkkoversio Archived 2015-01-08 at archive.today.
  8. ^ "Kansainvälinen toiminta". hankasalmi.fi (in Finnish). Hankasalmi. Retrieved 2019-12-08.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Hankasalmi at Wikimedia Commons