Vieremä

Vieremä is a municipality of Finland in the Northern Savonia region. The municipality has a population of 3,520 (31 March 2021)[2] and covers an area of 973.35 square kilometres (375.81 sq mi) of which 48.2 km2 (18.6 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 3.8 inhabitants per square kilometre (9.8/sq mi). Neighbouring municipalities are Iisalmi, Kajaani, Kiuruvesi, Pyhäntä, and Sonkajärvi.

Vieremä
Municipality
Vieremän kunta
Vieremä kommun
Coat of arms of Vieremä
Coat of arms
Location of Vieremä in Finland
Location of Vieremä in Finland
Coordinates: 63°44.5′N 027°00′E / 63.7417°N 27.000°E / 63.7417; 27.000Coordinates: 63°44.5′N 027°00′E / 63.7417°N 27.000°E / 63.7417; 27.000
Country Finland
RegionNorthern Savonia
Sub-regionUpper Savonia sub-region
Charter1922
Government
 • Municipal managerMika Suomalainen
Area
 (2018-01-01)[1]
 • Total973.35 km2 (375.81 sq mi)
 • Land925.18 km2 (357.21 sq mi)
 • Water48.2 km2 (18.6 sq mi)
Area rank83rd largest in Finland
Population
 (2021-03-31)[2]
 • Total3,520
 • Rank206th largest in Finland
 • Density3.8/km2 (10/sq mi)
Population by native language
 • Finnish99.1% (official)
 • Others0.9%
Population by age
 • 0 to 1414.5%
 • 15 to 6458.1%
 • 65 or older27.5%
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+03:00 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]21%
Websitewww.vierema.fi

Municipality is unilingually Finnish.

HistoryEdit

Municipality of Vieremä was founded in 1922. Before it, Vieremä was a part of Iisalmen maalaiskunta.

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Vieremä (1981-2010 normals, extremes 1959-present)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 7.9
(46.2)
9.2
(48.6)
13.3
(55.9)
21.9
(71.4)
28.6
(83.5)
31.1
(88.0)
33.8
(92.8)
33.2
(91.8)
25.8
(78.4)
16.0
(60.8)
11.1
(52.0)
8.6
(47.5)
33.8
(92.8)
Average high °C (°F) −7.0
(19.4)
−6.4
(20.5)
−1.2
(29.8)
5.2
(41.4)
12.8
(55.0)
17.6
(63.7)
20.3
(68.5)
17.4
(63.3)
11.6
(52.9)
4.7
(40.5)
−1.6
(29.1)
−5.1
(22.8)
5.7
(42.2)
Daily mean °C (°F) −9.8
(14.4)
−9.4
(15.1)
−4.4
(24.1)
1.4
(34.5)
8.1
(46.6)
13.1
(55.6)
15.9
(60.6)
13.3
(55.9)
8.1
(46.6)
2.4
(36.3)
−3.6
(25.5)
−7.7
(18.1)
2.3
(36.1)
Average low °C (°F) −12.6
(9.3)
−12.2
(10.0)
−7.5
(18.5)
−2.2
(28.0)
3.7
(38.7)
8.9
(48.0)
11.9
(53.4)
10.0
(50.0)
5.2
(41.4)
0.3
(32.5)
−5.7
(21.7)
−10.3
(13.5)
−0.9
(30.4)
Record low °C (°F) −33.9
(−29.0)
−35.6
(−32.1)
−25.3
(−13.5)
−19.2
(−2.6)
−8.2
(17.2)
−3.7
(25.3)
3.2
(37.8)
−0.9
(30.4)
−7.4
(18.7)
−19.4
(−2.9)
−25.8
(−14.4)
−32.9
(−27.2)
−35.6
(−32.1)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 53
(2.1)
40
(1.6)
43
(1.7)
36
(1.4)
55
(2.2)
78
(3.1)
84
(3.3)
82
(3.2)
65
(2.6)
66
(2.6)
64
(2.5)
54
(2.1)
720
(28.4)
Source: Finnish Meteorological Institute[6]

Vieremä MusicEdit

Vieremä has an active musical life, despite its small size. Vieremä has long traditions in folk and religious music, and it is especially known for its active kantele-playing scene. A kantele camp for young players is organized every summer, and Vieremä church and Kyrönniemi Center of Culture and Religion host many concerts throughout the year.

Notable music groups
  • The Vieremä Veteran Choir often tours Finland and released a CD in 2004.
  • Vieremän Kanteletytöt (Vieremä Kantele Girls) is one of Finland's most well-known kantele groups.
  • Jumalan Ruoska (The Whip Of God) is an eccentric punk rock trio that has released records on the independent label Ässä-levyt and gained international recognition in underground circles.
  • Pekka "The Cat" Ryhänen is a Christian metal guitarist/songwriter. He is originally from Kauppilanmäki, a small village in the Vieremä municipality.

Some villagesEdit

Valkeiskylä, Kaarakkala, Karankamäki, Kirkonkylä, Rotimojoki, Nissilä, Palosenjärvi, Palosenmäki, Pyöree, Salahmi, and Savimäki.

Famous peopleEdit

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. ^ "Tilastoja Suomen ilmastosta 1981 - 2010". Finnish Meteorological Institute.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Vieremä at Wikimedia Commons