Leppävirta

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Leppävirta
Municipality
Leppävirran kunta
Konnus channel in Leppävirta
Konnus channel in Leppävirta
Coat of arms of Leppävirta
Coat of arms
Location of Leppävirta in Finland
Location of Leppävirta in Finland
Country  Finland
Region Northern Savonia
Sub-region Varkaus sub-region
Charter 1639
Government
 • Municipal manager Matti Raatikainen
Area (2011-01-01)[1]
 • Total 1,519.67 km2 (586.75 sq mi)
 • Land 1,136.05 km2 (438.63 sq mi)
 • Water 383.62 km2 (148.12 sq mi)
Area rank 66th largest in Finland
Population (2016-03-31)[2]
 • Total 9,939
 • Rank 99th largest in Finland
 • Density 8.75/km2 (22.7/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Finnish 98.9% (official)
 • Others 1%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 15.5%
 • 15 to 64 62.4%
 • 65 or older 22.1%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 19%
Website www.leppavirta.fi

Leppävirta 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 9,939 (31 March 2016)[2] and covers an area of 1,519.67 square kilometres (586.75 sq mi) of which 383.62 km2 (148.12 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 8.75 inhabitants per square kilometre (22.7/sq mi).

Neighbour municipalities are Heinävesi, Joroinen, Kuopio, Pieksämäki, Suonenjoki, Tuusniemi and Varkaus.

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

Some villages

Häikiä, Häyry, Lylymäki, Niinimäki, Oravikoski, Reinikkala and Saahkarlahti.

Famous people

  • Jukka Vesterinen
  • Rakel Kansanen
  • Adolf Tillaeus
  • Heikki Soisalo
  • Kalle Tähtelä

International relations

Leppävirta is twinned with:[6]

References

Notes
  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>
  6. "Twinning municipalities". 27 September 2007. Retrieved 12 February 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

External links

Media related to Leppävirta at Wikimedia Commons