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Vieremän kunta
Coat of arms of Vieremä
Coat of arms
Location of Vieremä in Finland
Location of Vieremä in Finland
Country  Finland
Region Northern Savonia
Sub-region Upper Savonia sub-region
Charter 1922
 • Municipal manager Ari Hukkanen
Area (2011-01-01)[1]
 • Total 973.38 km2 (375.82 sq mi)
 • Land 925.18 km2 (357.21 sq mi)
 • Water 48.2 km2 (18.6 sq mi)
Area rank 110th largest in Finland
Population (2016-03-31)[2]
 • Total 3,735
 • Rank 216th largest in Finland
 • Density 4.04/km2 (10.5/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Finnish 99.1% (official)
 • Others 0.9%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 15.9%
 • 15 to 64 63.2%
 • 65 or older 20.9%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 19.75%

Vieremä 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 3,735 (31 March 2016)[2] and covers an area of 973.38 square kilometres (375.82 sq mi) of which 48.2 km2 (18.6 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 4.04 inhabitants per square kilometre (10.5/sq mi). Neighbouring municipalities are Iisalmi, Kajaani, Kiuruvesi, Pyhäntä, and Sonkajärvi. The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

Vieremä Music

Vieremä has an active musical life, despite its small size. Vieremä has long traditions in folk and religious music, and it is especially known for its active kantele-playing scene. A kantele camp for young players is organized every summer, and Vieremä church and Kyrönniemi Center of Culture and Religion host many concerts throughout the year.

Notable music groups
  • The Vieremä Veteran Choir often tours Finland and released a CD in 2004.
  • Vieremän Kanteletytöt (Vieremä Kantele Girls) is one of Finland's most well-known kantele groups.
  • Jumalan Ruoska (The Whip Of God) is an eccentric punk rock trio that has released records on the independent label Ässä-levyt and gained international recognition in underground circles.
  • Pekka "The Cat" Ryhänen is a Christian metal guitarist/songwriter. He is originally from Kauppilanmäki, a small village in the Vieremä municipality.

Some villages

Kaarakkala, Karankamäki, Kirkonkylä, Rotimojoki, Nissilä, Palosenjärvi, Palosenmäki, Pyöree, Salahmi, and Savimäki.

Famous people


  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 Vieremä at Wikimedia Commons