Rautalampi

Rautalampi (literally means "iron pond") is a municipality of Finland. It is located in the Northern Savonia region. The municipality has a population of 3,062 (31 March 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 5.68 inhabitants per square kilometre (14.7/sq mi). The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

Rautalampi
Municipality
Rautalammin kunta
Rautalampi kommun
Kivisalmi strait in Konnevesi/Rautavesi border
Kivisalmi strait in Konnevesi/Rautavesi border
Coat of arms of Rautalampi
Coat of arms
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
Charter1561
Government
 • Municipal managerRisto Niemelä
Area
 (2018-01-01)[1]
 • Total761.98 km2 (294.20 sq mi)
 • Land538.98 km2 (208.10 sq mi)
 • Water222.99 km2 (86.10 sq mi)
Area rank161st largest in Finland
Population
 (2021-03-31)[2]
 • Total3,062
 • Rank217th largest in Finland
 • Density5.68/km2 (14.7/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%
Websitewww.rautalampi.fi

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

Aerial view from Rautalampi 20 June 2020

National ParkEdit

Southern Konnevesi National Park was established in 2014. It is known for its prehistoric rock paintings.[6]

Notable peopleEdit

See alsoEdit

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. ^ "Natural Features and History Of Southern Konnevesi National Park". Metsähallitus. 2015. Retrieved 17 August 2015.

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