Kannus is a town and municipality and city of Finland.

Kannus
Town
Kannuksen kaupunki
Kannus stad
Kannus Town Hall
Kannus Town Hall
Coat of arms of Kannus
Coat of arms
Location of Kannus in Finland
Location of Kannus in Finland
Coordinates: 63°54′N 023°55′E / 63.900°N 23.917°E / 63.900; 23.917Coordinates: 63°54′N 023°55′E / 63.900°N 23.917°E / 63.900; 23.917
Country Finland
RegionCentral Ostrobothnia
Sub-regionKokkola sub-region
Charter1859
Government
 • Town managerTerttu Korte
Area
 (2018-01-01)[1]
 • Total470.65 km2 (181.72 sq mi)
 • Land468.24 km2 (180.79 sq mi)
 • Water2.41 km2 (0.93 sq mi)
Area rank184th largest in Finland
Population
 (2020-12-31)[2]
 • Total5,428
 • Rank161st largest in Finland
 • Density11.59/km2 (30.0/sq mi)
Population by native language
 • Finnish99% (official)
 • Swedish0.4%
 • Others0.6%
Population by age
 • 0 to 1419.6%
 • 15 to 6463.3%
 • 65 or older17.1%
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+03:00 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]21.5%
Websitewww.kannus.fi

It is situated in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Central Ostrobothnia region. The municipality has a population of 5,428 (31 December 2020)[2] and covers an area of 470.65 square kilometres (181.72 sq mi), of which 2.41 km2 (0.93 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 11.59 inhabitants per square kilometre (30.0/sq mi). Neighbour municipalities are Kalajoki, Kokkola, Sievi and Toholampi.

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

NatureEdit

The landscape is flat, there are many swamps and also river valleys.

Most common soil is till.

Hietajärvi lake and couple of ponds are on the north side of municipality.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Area of Finnish Municipalities 1.1.2018" (PDF). National Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Suomen virallinen tilasto (SVT): Väestön ennakkotilasto [verkkojulkaisu]. Joulukuu 2020" (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 11 February 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 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.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Kannus at Wikimedia Commons