Gustav Adolfs kommun
Coat of arms
Location of Hartola in Finland
|Coordinates: 61°35′N 026°01′E|
|• Municipal manager||Raija Peltonen|
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|Time zone||UTC+02:00 (EET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+03:00 (EEST)|
It is located in the Itä-Häme, Päijänne Tavastia region. The municipality has a population of 2,773 (31 January 2019) and covers an area of 675.38 square kilometres (260.77 sq mi) of which 132.18 km2 (51.03 sq mi) is water. The population density is 5.1 inhabitants per square kilometre (13/sq mi). Neighouring municipalities are Heinola, Joutsa, Luhanka, Pertunmaa and Sysmä.
Since 1987, the town has billed itself as a sovereign royal parish based upon a 1784 proclamation by King Gustav III of Sweden creating a new parish on the eastern border of his kingdom in honor of his son, Gustav Adolf.
Municipality is also known about writer Maila Talvio's place of birth.
Results of the 2011 Finnish parliamentary election in Hartola:
- Kalho, writer Mika Waltari wrote The Egyptian here.
- Vuorenkylä is a northernmost village in Päijänne Tavastia
Pictures from Hartola
- Kotimaisten kielten tutkimuskeskus :: Svenska ortnamn i Finland
- http://www.vuorenkyla.fi/ Vuorenkylä cite, finnish, village was notable in 2007 village of the year
- http://www.koittiry.net/riihiniemen-koulun-100-vuotisjuhla History of Riihiniemi school, finnish, citation 2012