Vimpeli (Finnish: [ˈʋimpeli]; Swedish: Vindala) is a municipality of Finland. It is located in the South Ostrobothnia region, 79 kilometres (49 mi) northeast of Seinäjoki and 166 kilometres (103 mi) northwest of Jyväskylä. The municipality has a population of 2,783 (31 March 2021)[2] and covers an area of 328.79 square kilometres (126.95 sq mi) of which 41.52 km2 (16.03 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 9.69 inhabitants per square kilometre (25.1/sq mi). The most signifucant road connection in the municipality is the main road 68 between towns of Virrat and Jakobstad.


Vimpelin kunta
Vindala kommun
Municipal office
Municipal office
Coat of arms of Vimpeli
Coat of arms
Location of Vimpeli in Finland
Location of Vimpeli in Finland
Coordinates: 63°09.7′N 023°49′E / 63.1617°N 23.817°E / 63.1617; 23.817Coordinates: 63°09.7′N 023°49′E / 63.1617°N 23.817°E / 63.1617; 23.817
Country Finland
RegionSouthern Ostrobothnia
Sub-regionJärviseutu sub-region
 • Municipal managerTimo Kärkkäinen
 • Total328.79 km2 (126.95 sq mi)
 • Land287.27 km2 (110.92 sq mi)
 • Water41.52 km2 (16.03 sq mi)
Area rank238th largest in Finland
 • Total2,783
 • Rank228th largest in Finland
 • Density9.69/km2 (25.1/sq mi)
Population by native language
 • Finnish99.2% (official)
 • Swedish0.1%
 • Others0.6%
Population by age
 • 0 to 1413.9%
 • 15 to 6455.7%
 • 65 or older30.4%
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+03:00 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]22.25%

Vimpeli was crucial in the Winter War due to its ski-factory that created over half of the skis used in the war.

In sport, Vimpeli is known for the success of its Finnish baseball team, which won gold in the 2010, 2016 and 2017 seasons in the Finnish championships.

Vimpeli's neighboring municipalities are Alajärvi, Lappajärvi, Perho and Veteli. The municipality is unilingually Finnish.


Hallapuro, Huopana, Kirkonkylä, Koskela, Lakaniemi, Pokela, Pyhälahti, Rantakylä, Sääksjärvi, Viitaniemi and Vinni.

People born in VimpeliEdit



  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.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Vimpeli at Wikimedia Commons