Viitasaari is a town and municipality of Finland.

Viitasaari
Town
Viitasaaren kaupunki
Viitasaari stad
Viitasaari Keiteleen puolelta.JPG
Coat of arms of Viitasaari
Location of Viitasaari in Finland
Location of Viitasaari in Finland
Coordinates: 63°04′30″N 025°51′35″E / 63.07500°N 25.85972°E / 63.07500; 25.85972Coordinates: 63°04′30″N 025°51′35″E / 63.07500°N 25.85972°E / 63.07500; 25.85972
Country Finland
RegionCentral Finland
Sub-regionSaarijärvi–Viitasaari sub-region
Charter1635
Town privileges1996
Government
 • Municipal managerJanne Kinnunen
Area
 (2018-01-01)[1]
 • Total1,589.13 km2 (613.57 sq mi)
 • Land1,248.70 km2 (482.13 sq mi)
 • Water340.43 km2 (131.44 sq mi)
 • Rank59th largest in Finland
Elevation
140 m (460 ft)
Population
 (2021-12-31)[2]
 • Total6,063
 • Rank154th largest in Finland
 • Density4.86/km2 (12.6/sq mi)
Population by native language
 • Finnish99.1% (official)
 • Swedish0.2%
 • Others0.7%
Population by age
 • 0 to 1411.6%
 • 15 to 6451.9%
 • 65 or older36.5%
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+03:00 (EEST)
Postal code
44500
Area code(+358) 01
Municipal tax rate[5]21%
Websitewww.viitasaari.fi

It is located in the Central Finland region. The town has a population of 6,063 (31 December 2021)[6] and covers an area of 1,589.13 square kilometres (613.57 sq mi) of which 340.43 km2 (131.44 sq mi) is water.[1] There are all together 230 lakes in Viitasaari. Biggest lakes are Lake Keitele, Lake Kolima and Muuruejärvi.[7] The population density is 4.86 inhabitants per square kilometre (12.6/sq mi).

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

PoliticsEdit

Results of the 2011 Finnish parliamentary election in Viitasaari:

Sister citiesEdit

The following cities or municipalities are twinned with Viitasaari:[8][9]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Area of Finnish Municipalities 1.1.2018" (PDF). National Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  2. ^ "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. ^ "Population by municipality as of 31 December 2006". Population Information System (in Finnish and Swedish). Population Register Center of Finland. Retrieved 2 May 2010.[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ "Viitasaari". Järviwiki. Finland's Environmental Administration. 2012. Retrieved 27 February 2012.
  8. ^ "Ystävyyskunnat" (in Norwegian). City of Viitasaari. Archived from the original on 2012-06-04. Retrieved 2012-06-01.
  9. ^ "Välissuhted" (in Estonian). Nõo vald. Retrieved 2 May 2012.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Viitasaari at Wikimedia Commons