Kuortane is a municipality of Finland.

Kuortane
Municipality
Kuortaneen kunta
Kuortane kommun
Coat of arms of Kuortane
Coat of arms
Location of Kuortane in Finland
Location of Kuortane in Finland
Coordinates: 62°48.5′N 023°30.5′E / 62.8083°N 23.5083°E / 62.8083; 23.5083Coordinates: 62°48.5′N 023°30.5′E / 62.8083°N 23.5083°E / 62.8083; 23.5083
Country Finland
RegionSouth Ostrobothnia
Sub-regionKuusiokunnat sub-region
Government
 • Municipal managerPentti Turunen
Area
 (2018-01-01)[1]
 • Total484.88 km2 (187.21 sq mi)
 • Land462.17 km2 (178.44 sq mi)
 • Water22.72 km2 (8.77 sq mi)
Area rank189th largest in Finland
Population
 (2019-01-31)[2]
 • Total3,572
 • Rank208th largest in Finland
 • Density7.73/km2 (20.0/sq mi)
Population by native language
 • Finnish99.4% (official)
 • Swedish0.1%
 • Others0.5%
Population by age
 • 0 to 1415.3%
 • 15 to 6459.5%
 • 65 or older25.2%
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+03:00 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]19.5%
Websitewww.kuortane.fi

It is located in the South Ostrobothnia region. The municipality has a population of 3,572 (31 January 2019)[2] and covers an area of 484.88 square kilometres (187.21 sq mi) of which 22.72 km2 (8.77 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 7.73 inhabitants per square kilometre (20.0/sq mi).

Old church in Kuortane

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

Kuortane is the birthplace of world-famous architect Alvar Aalto.

Kuortane has a notable history of pine tar production. It is currently well known for the Kuortaneen urheilulukio, a sports institute and training facility where many young Finnish athletes study and train. Both the women's national under-18 ice hockey team and Team Kuortane of the Naisten Liiga are based at the institute.

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  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.

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