Mänttä is a former town and municipality of Finland. It was merged with the municipality of Vilppula to form Mänttä-Vilppula on 1 January 2009.

Location of Mänttä in Finland

The place name Mänttä comes from an old house which Tuomas Niilonpoika Mäntsä (1570–1618) founded in Keuruskoski in the wilderness of Sääksmäki.[1]

It was located in the province of Western Finland and was part of the Pirkanmaa region. The municipality had a population of 6341 in 2008[2] and covered an area of 85.84 square kilometres (33.14 sq mi) of which 21.61 square kilometres (8.34 sq mi) was water. The population density was 100.0 inhabitants per km².

The municipality was unilingually Finnish.

Finnish naval officer Eero Rahola was born in Mänttä, as well as World Speed Skating Championships medalist Pekka Koskela.

Twin towns – sister citiesEdit

Mänttä is twinned with:


  1. ^ Aamulehti, 125. vuosikerta, nro 238
  2. ^ "Population by municipality as of 31 December 2008". Population Information System (in Finnish and Swedish). Population Register Center of Finland. Archived from the original on 2011-07-20. Retrieved 23 November 2010.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Mänttä at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 62°01′45″N 24°37′25″E / 62.02917°N 24.62361°E / 62.02917; 24.62361