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Vesannon kunta
Coat of arms of Vesanto
Coat of arms
Location of Vesanto in Finland
Location of Vesanto in Finland
Country  Finland
Region Northern Savonia
Sub-region Inner Savonia sub-region
Charter 1871
 • Municipal manager Pasi Lievonen
Area (2011-01-01)[1]
 • Total 569.70 km2 (219.96 sq mi)
 • Land 422.60 km2 (163.17 sq mi)
 • Water 147.1 km2 (56.8 sq mi)
Area rank 209th largest in Finland
Population (2016-03-31)[2]
 • Total 2,188
 • Rank 273rd largest in Finland
 • Density 5.18/km2 (13.4/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Finnish 99.1% (official)
 • Swedish 0.2%
 • Others 0.7%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 12.6%
 • 15 to 64 58.2%
 • 65 or older 29.2%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 20%

Vesanto 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 2,188 (31 March 2016)[2] and covers an area of 569.70 square kilometres (219.96 sq mi) of which 147.1 km2 (56.8 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 5.18 inhabitants per square kilometre (13.4/sq mi).

Neighbour municipalities are Keitele, Konnevesi, Rautalampi, Tervo, Viitasaari and Äänekoski.

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.


  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 Vesanto at Wikimedia Commons