Pielavesi

Pielavesi is a municipality of Finland. It is part of the Northern Savonia region. The municipality has a population of 4,292 (31 March 2021)[2] and covers an area of 1,406.51 square kilometres (543.06 sq mi) of which 253.27 km2 (97.79 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 3.72 inhabitants per square kilometre (9.6/sq mi). Neighbouring municipalities are Iisalmi, Keitele, Kiuruvesi, Maaninka, Pihtipudas, Pyhäjärvi, and Tervo. The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

Pielavesi
Municipality
Pielaveden kunta
Pielavesi kommun
Lepikon Torppa, the birthplace of Urho Kekkonen
Lepikon Torppa, the birthplace of Urho Kekkonen
Coat of arms of Pielavesi
Coat of arms
Location of Pielavesi in Finland
Location of Pielavesi in Finland
Coordinates: 63°14′N 026°45.5′E / 63.233°N 26.7583°E / 63.233; 26.7583Coordinates: 63°14′N 026°45.5′E / 63.233°N 26.7583°E / 63.233; 26.7583
Country Finland
RegionNorthern Savonia
Sub-regionUpper Savonia
Government
 • Municipal managerSami Miettinen (since 2010)
Area
 (2018-01-01)[1]
 • Total1,406.51 km2 (543.06 sq mi)
 • Land1,153.30 km2 (445.29 sq mi)
 • Water253.27 km2 (97.79 sq mi)
Area rank65th largest in Finland
Population
 (2021-03-31)[2]
 • Total4,292
 • Rank190th largest in Finland
 • Density3.72/km2 (9.6/sq mi)
Population by native language
 • Finnish98.6% (official)
 • Swedish0.1%
 • Others1.3%
Population by age
 • 0 to 1413.5%
 • 15 to 6448.9%
 • 65 or older37.6%
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+03:00 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]21.75%
Websitewww.pielavesi.fi

Famous peopleEdit

Pielavesi is also well known for its successful volleyball club, Pielaveden Sampo.

LakeEdit

On the north-western side of the village lies lake Pielavesi.[6]

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*-2021M03*". StatFin (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 2 May 2021.
  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. ^ Pielavesi in Järviwiki Web Service. Finnish Environment Institute. Retrieved 2014-03-17. (in English)

External linksEdit

  Media related to Pielavesi at Wikimedia Commons