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Karstula is a municipality of Finland founded in 1867. It is located in the Central Finland region. The municipality has a population of 4,018 (31 January 2019)[2] and covers an area of 963.19 square kilometres (371.89 sq mi) of which 76.22 km2 (29.43 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 4.53 inhabitants per square kilometre (11.7/sq mi).

Karstula
Municipality
Karstulan kunta
Karstula kommun
Karstula Church
Karstula Church
Coat of arms of Karstula
Coat of arms
Location of Karstula in Finland
Location of Karstula in Finland
Coordinates: 62°52.5′N 024°48′E / 62.8750°N 24.800°E / 62.8750; 24.800Coordinates: 62°52.5′N 024°48′E / 62.8750°N 24.800°E / 62.8750; 24.800
Country Finland
RegionCentral Finland
Sub-regionSaarijärvi–Viitasaari sub-region
Charter1867
Government
 • Municipal managerHilkka Hakala
Area
 (2018-01-01)[1]
 • Total963.19 km2 (371.89 sq mi)
 • Land887.25 km2 (342.57 sq mi)
 • Water76.22 km2 (29.43 sq mi)
Area rank86th largest in Finland
Population
 (2019-01-31)[2]
 • Total4,018
 • Rank197th largest in Finland
 • Density4.53/km2 (11.7/sq mi)
Population by native language
 • Finnish99.5% (official)
 • Others0.5%
Population by age
 • 0 to 1415.2%
 • 15 to 6460.7%
 • 65 or older24.1%
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+03:00 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]18.5%
Websitewww.karstula.fi

Neighbouring municipalities are Kannonkoski, Kivijärvi, Kyyjärvi, Saarijärvi and Soini.

There are all together 159 lakes in Karstula. Biggest lakes are Pääjärvi, Enonjärvi and Vahanka.[6]

ArchitectureEdit

  • A number of historical buildings (from the beginning of the 20th century) has been preserved in the village centre, representing the original countryside buildings of the region.
  • There's also a cottage designed by Alvar Aalto, though it is not listed in most Aalto's biographies.

PeopleEdit

CultureEdit

  • The International Shooting Week

Twin citiesEdit

GalleryEdit

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]. Tammikuu 2019" (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  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.
  6. ^ "Karstula". Järviwiki. Finland's Environmental Administration. 2012. Retrieved 27 February 2012.
  7. ^ "Kolme vuosikymmentä pohjoismaisia ystäväkuntasuhteita Karstulassa" (PDF) (in Finnish). Karstulan Pohjola-Norden ry. Retrieved 7 May 2012.[permanent dead link]
  8. ^ "Kolme vuosikymmentä pohjoismaisia ystäväkuntasuhteita Karstulassa" (PDF) (in Finnish). Karstulan Pohjola-Norden ry. Retrieved 7 May 2012.[permanent dead link]
  9. ^ "Kolme vuosikymmentä pohjoismaisia ystäväkuntasuhteita Karstulassa" (PDF) (in Finnish). Karstulan Pohjola-Norden ry. Retrieved 7 May 2012.[permanent dead link]

External linksEdit

  Media related to Karstula at Wikimedia Commons