Leppävirta

It is located in the Northern Savonia region. The municipality has a population of 9,636 (31 January 2019)[2] and covers an area of 1,519.64 square kilometres (586.74 sq mi) of which 383.62 km2 (148.12 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 8.48 inhabitants per square kilometre (22.0/sq mi).

Leppävirta
Municipality
Leppävirran kunta
Leppävirta kommun
Konnus channel in Leppävirta

Coat of arms
Location of Leppävirta in Finland
Coordinates: 62°30′N 027°47′E
Country Finland
RegionNorthern Savonia
Sub-regionVarkaus sub-region
Charter1639
Government
  Municipal managerMatti Raatikainen
Area
 (2018-01-01)[1]
  Total1,519.64 km2 (586.74 sq mi)
  Land1,136.05 km2 (438.63 sq mi)
  Water383.62 km2 (148.12 sq mi)
Area rank68th largest in Finland
Population
 (2019-01-31)[2]
  Total9,636
  Rank101st largest in Finland
  Density8.48/km2 (22.0/sq mi)
Population by native language
  Finnish98.9% (official)
  Others1%
Population by age
  0 to 1415.5%
  15 to 6462.4%
  65 or older22.1%
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+03:00 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]19%
Websitewww.leppavirta.fi

Leppävirta is a municipality of Finland.

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

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

Some villages

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

Famous people

  • Reino Soijärvi
  • J-M Spriikonen
  • Jorma Hynninen
  • Pentti Pekkarinen
  • Jukka Vesterinen
  • Rakel Kansanen
  • Adolf Tillaeus
  • Heikki Soisalo
  • Kalle Tähtelä

International relations

Leppävirta is twinned with:[6]

References

Notes
  1. "Area of Finnish Municipalities 1.1.2018" (PDF). National Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  2. "Suomen virallinen tilasto (SVT): Väestön ennakkotilasto [verkkojulkaisu]. Tammikuu 2019" (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  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.
  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.
  5. "List of municipal and parish tax rates in 2011". Tax Administration of Finland. 29 November 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
  6. "Twinning municipalities". 27 September 2007. Retrieved 12 February 2012.

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