Rautalampi is a municipality of Finland. It is located in the Northern Savonia region. The municipality has a population of 3,035 (31 December 2021)[2] and covers an area of 761.98 square kilometres (294.20 sq mi) of which 222.99 km2 (86.10 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 5.63 inhabitants per square kilometre (14.6/sq mi). The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

Rautalammin kunta
Rautalampi kommun
Rautalampi2020 panorama.jpg
Coat of arms of Rautalampi
Location of Rautalampi in Finland
Location of Rautalampi in Finland
Coordinates: 62°37.3′N 026°50′E / 62.6217°N 26.833°E / 62.6217; 26.833Coordinates: 62°37.3′N 026°50′E / 62.6217°N 26.833°E / 62.6217; 26.833
Country Finland
RegionNorthern Savonia
Sub-regionInner Savonia sub-region
 • Municipal managerRisto Niemelä
 • Total761.98 km2 (294.20 sq mi)
 • Land538.98 km2 (208.10 sq mi)
 • Water222.99 km2 (86.10 sq mi)
 • Rank161st largest in Finland
 • Total3,035
 • Rank217th largest in Finland
 • Density5.63/km2 (14.6/sq mi)
Population by native language
 • Finnish99% (official)
 • Swedish0.1%
 • Others0.9%
Population by age
 • 0 to 1412.1%
 • 15 to 6451.9%
 • 65 or older36.1%
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+03:00 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]22%

Neighbouring municipalities are Hankasalmi, Konnevesi, Pieksämäki, Suonenjoki, Tervo and Vesanto. The distance from Rautalampi to Kuopio is about 70 kilometers.


The name of the municipality means "iron pond", which is also why the coat of arms of the municipality features the symbol of iron.


The administrative division of Rautalampi.

The village was first mentioned in 1549, when it was a part of the parish (pitäjä) of Sysmä. The parish (pitäjä) of Rautalampi was established in 1561. It was a large parish which included parts of 27 modern municipalities, most of them in the modern region of Central Finland. The first ecclesiastical division of the Rautalampi parish happened when Laukaa became separate in 1628, while the last division was the separation of Konnevesi in 1919 (administratively slightly later in 1922). [6] [7]

National parkEdit

Southern Konnevesi National Park was established in 2014. It is known for its prehistoric rock paintings.[8]

Notable peopleEdit

See alsoEdit


  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. ^ "Kun Keski-Suomi oli Rautalampi - Rautalampi.fi". rautalampi.fi (in Finnish). Retrieved August 8, 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. ^ "SuomalainenPaikannimikirja_e-kirja_kuvallinen.pdf" (PDF). kaino.kotus.fi (in Finnish). p. 373. Retrieved August 16, 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  8. ^ "Natural Features and History Of Southern Konnevesi National Park". Metsähallitus. 2015. Retrieved 17 August 2015.
  9. ^ "John Mortonin syntyperä syynissä Rautalammilla". yle.fi (in Finnish). Retrieved November 8, 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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