Lappajärvi is a municipality in Finland in Southern Ostrobothnia region. The municipality has a population of 3,062 (31 January 2019)[2] and covers an area of 522.98 square kilometres (201.92 sq mi) of which 102.89 km2 (39.73 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 7.28 inhabitants per square kilometre (18.9/sq mi).

Lappajärvi
Municipality
Lappajärven kunta
Lappajärvi kommun
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Location of Lappajärvi in Finland
Location of Lappajärvi in Finland
Coordinates: 63°13′N 023°38′E / 63.217°N 23.633°E / 63.217; 23.633Coordinates: 63°13′N 023°38′E / 63.217°N 23.633°E / 63.217; 23.633
Country Finland
RegionSouthern Ostrobothnia
Sub-regionJärviseutu sub-region
Charter1865
Government
 • Municipal managerTuomo Lehtiniemi
Area
 (2018-01-01)[1]
 • Total522.98 km2 (201.92 sq mi)
 • Land420.84 km2 (162.49 sq mi)
 • Water102.89 km2 (39.73 sq mi)
Area rank200th largest in Finland
Population
 (2019-01-31)[2]
 • Total3,062
 • Rank222nd largest in Finland
 • Density7.28/km2 (18.9/sq mi)
Population by native language
 • Finnish98.7% (official)
 • Swedish0.5%
 • Others0.8%
Population by age
 • 0 to 1413.9%
 • 15 to 6460.5%
 • 65 or older25.6%
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+03:00 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]21.5%
Websitewww.lappajarvi.fi

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

Lake Lappajärvi, which gives the name to the municipality, is a meteor crater, one of the few meteor crater lakes found in Finland.

Singer and performer, Timo Kotipelto from the worldwide known Finnish power metal band Stratovarius was born and raised in Lappajärvi.

People born in LappajärviEdit

GalleryEdit

 
Landscape in Purola, Lappajärvi

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.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Lappajärvi at Wikimedia Commons