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Pielaveden kunta
Lepikon Torppa, the birthplace of Urho Kekkonen
Lepikon Torppa, the birthplace of Urho Kekkonen
Coat of arms of Pielavesi
Coat of arms
Location of Pielavesi in Finland
Location of Pielavesi in Finland
Country  Finland
Region Northern Savonia
Sub-region Upper Savonia sub-region
 • Municipal manager Sami Miettinen (since 2010)
Area (2011-01-01)[1]
 • Total 1,406.57 km2 (543.08 sq mi)
 • Land 1,153.30 km2 (445.29 sq mi)
 • Water 253.27 km2 (97.79 sq mi)
Area rank 76th largest in Finland
Population (2016-03-31)[2]
 • Total 4,737
 • Rank 188th largest in Finland
 • Density 4.11/km2 (10.6/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Finnish 98.6% (official)
 • Swedish 0.1%
 • Others 1.3%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 15.4%
 • 15 to 64 57%
 • 65 or older 27.6%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 19.75%
Website www.pielavesi.fi

Pielavesi 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 4,737 (31 March 2016)[2] and covers an area of 1,406.57 square kilometres (543.08 sq mi) of which 253.27 km2 (97.79 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 4.11 inhabitants per square kilometre (10.6/sq mi). Neighbouring municipalities are Iisalmi, Keitele, Kiuruvesi, Maaninka, Pihtipudas, Pyhäjärvi, and Tervo. The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

Famous people

Pielavesi is also well known for its successful volleyball club, Pielaveden Sampo.


On the north-western side of the village lies lake Pielavesi.[6]


  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. Pielavesi in Järviwiki Web Service. Finnish Environment Institute. Retrieved 2014-03-17. (English)

External links

Media related to Pielavesi at Wikimedia Commons