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Keiteleen kunta
Coat of arms of Keitele
Coat of arms
Location of Keitele in Finland
Location of Keitele in Finland
Country  Finland
Region Northern Savonia
Sub-region Upper Savonia sub-region
Charter 1879
 • Municipal manager Hanna Helaste
Area (2011-01-01)[1]
 • Total 578.39 km2 (223.32 sq mi)
 • Land 481.80 km2 (186.02 sq mi)
 • Water 96.59 km2 (37.29 sq mi)
Area rank 204th largest in Finland
Population (2016-03-31)[2]
 • Total 2,359
 • Rank 265th largest in Finland
 • Density 4.9/km2 (13/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Finnish 99.2% (official)
 • Swedish 0.1%
 • Others 0.7%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 13%
 • 15 to 64 62.2%
 • 65 or older 24.8%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 72600
Area code(s) 017
Municipal tax rate[5] 18.5%
Website (Finnish)

Keitele is a municipality of Finland.

It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the Northern Savonia region. The municipality has a population of 2,359 (31 March 2016)[2] and covers an area of 578.39 square kilometres (223.32 sq mi) of which 96.59 km2 (37.29 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 4.9 inhabitants per square kilometre (13/sq mi).

Neighbour municipalities are Pielavesi, Pihtipudas, Tervo, Vesanto and Viitasaari.

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

People born in Keitele


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Area by municipality as of 1 January 2011" (PDF) (in Finnish and Swedish). Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 9 March 2011.CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Ennakkoväkiluku sukupuolen mukaan alueittain, maaliskuu.2016" (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 31 March 2016.CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  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.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "Population according to age and gender by area as of 31 December 2008". Statistics Finland's PX-Web databases. Statistics Finland. Retrieved 28 April 2009.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "List of municipal and parish tax rates in 2011". Tax Administration of Finland. 29 November 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

External links

Media related to Keitele at Wikimedia Commons