Konnevesi is a municipality of Finland. It is located in the former province of Western Finland and is part of the Central Finland region. The municipality has a population of 2,588 (31 December 2021)[2] and covers an area of 680.85 square kilometres (262.88 sq mi) of which 167.95 km2 (64.85 sq mi) is water.[1] Neighbouring municipalities are Hankasalmi, Laukaa, Rautalampi, Vesanto and Äänekoski. The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

Konnevesi
Municipality
Konneveden kunta
Konnevesi kommun
The municipal house of Konnevesi
The municipal house of Konnevesi
Coat of arms of Konnevesi
Location of Konnevesi in Finland
Location of Konnevesi in Finland
Coordinates: 62°37.7′N 026°17′E / 62.6283°N 26.283°E / 62.6283; 26.283Coordinates: 62°37.7′N 026°17′E / 62.6283°N 26.283°E / 62.6283; 26.283
Country Finland
RegionCentral Finland
Sub-regionÄänekoski sub-region
Charter1922
Government
 • Municipal managerKari Levänen
Area
 (2018-01-01)[1]
 • Total680.85 km2 (262.88 sq mi)
 • Land513.01 km2 (198.07 sq mi)
 • Water167.95 km2 (64.85 sq mi)
 • Rank171st largest in Finland
Population
 (2021-12-31)[2]
 • Total2,588
 • Rank237th largest in Finland
 • Density5.04/km2 (13.1/sq mi)
Population by native language
 • Finnish99.3% (official)
 • Others0.6%
Population by age
 • 0 to 1412.6%
 • 15 to 6453.1%
 • 65 or older34.2%
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+03:00 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]22%
Websitewww.konnevesi.fi

There are all together exactly 100 lakes in Konnevesi. The biggest lakes are Keitele, Lake Konnevesi and Liesvesi.[6] The population density is 5.04 inhabitants per square kilometre (13.1/sq mi).

The logging tongs appearing in Konnevesi's coat of arms refer to local forestry. The coat of arms was designed by Gustaf von Numers, and the Konnevesi municipal council approved it in its meetings on April 23, 1964. The Ministry of the Interior approved the coat of arms for use on August 21 of the same year.[7][8]

HistoryEdit

Konnevesi was first mentioned in 1554 as Konnevessij äremarch. The name is derived from the lake Konnevesi, which in turn likely got its name from a Sámic word meaning "deer" (reconstructed proto-Sámic *kontē).[9]

Konnevesi became a separate parish from Rautalampi in 1919 and a separate municipality in 1922.

VillagesEdit

  • Hänniskylä
  • Hytölä
  • Istunmäki
  • Kärkkäiskylä (l. Kirkonkylä)
  • Lummukka
  • Mäkäräniemi
  • Pukara
  • Pyhälahti
  • Rossinkylä
  • Siikakoski
  • Sirkkamäki
  • Särkisalo
  • Lahdenkylä
  • Pyydyskylä (l.Välimäki)
  • Leskelänkylä
  • Jouhtikylä
  • Tankolampi

DialectEdit

The dialect of Konnevesi is a Savonian dialect. The dialect is transitional between the Central Finnish and Northern Savonian subgroups, with the speech of the western villages having more Central Finnish features while the speech in the eastern villages (such as Mäkäräniemi) is closer to the Northern Savonian dialects.[10]

Notable individualsEdit

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. ^ 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. ^ "Konnevesi". Järviwiki. Finland's Environmental Administration. 2012. Retrieved 27 February 2012.
  7. ^ Suomen kunnallisvaakunat (in Finnish). Suomen Kunnallisliitto. 1982. p. 141. ISBN 951-773-085-3.
  8. ^ "Sisäasiainministeriön vahvistamat kaupunkien, kauppaloiden ja kuntien vaakunat 1949-1995 I:10 Konnevesi" (in Finnish). Kansallisarkiston digitaaliarkisto. Retrieved July 29, 2022.
  9. ^ "SuomalainenPaikannimikirja_e-kirja_kuvallinen.pdf" (PDF). kaino.kotus.fi (in Finnish). p. 176. Retrieved August 16, 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  10. ^ "Savolaismurteiden alue". sokl.uef.fi (in Finnish). Archived from the original on December 13, 2020. Retrieved October 18, 2022.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Konnevesi at Wikimedia Commons