It is located in the Central Finland region. The municipality has a population of 4,931 (31 January 2019)[2] and covers an area of 687.75 square kilometres (265.54 sq mi) of which 115.89 km2 (44.75 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 8.62 inhabitants per square kilometre (22.3/sq mi). Neighbour municipalities are Kangasniemi, Konnevesi, Laukaa, Pieksämäki, Rautalampi and Toivakka.

Hankasalmen kunta
Hankasalmi kommun
Hankasalmi railway station

Coat of arms
Location of Hankasalmi in Finland
Coordinates: 62°23′N 026°26′E
Country Finland
RegionCentral Finland
Sub-regionJyväskylä sub-region
  Municipal managerMatti Mäkinen
  Total687.75 km2 (265.54 sq mi)
  Land571.86 km2 (220.80 sq mi)
  Water115.89 km2 (44.75 sq mi)
Area rank149th largest in Finland
  Rank172nd largest in Finland
  Density8.62/km2 (22.3/sq mi)
Population by native language
  Finnish99.1% (official)
Population by age
  0 to 1415.6%
  15 to 6460.5%
  65 or older23.9%
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+03:00 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]20%

Hankasalmi is a municipality of Finland.

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

Hankasalmi is the only authentic rural municipality in Jyväskylä, that offers its inhabitants and guests a wide range of opportunities in the housing, work and leisure sectors. Comprehensive services and good transport links by highway and rail ensure smooth handling. Hankasalmi has several elementary schools, a high school, and a high school where you can take part in high-level navigation training.

Known Villages



There are all together 97 lakes in Hankasalmi. The biggest lakes are Kynsivesi-Leivonvesi, Armisvesi and Kuuhankavesi.[7]

Notable individuals

Twin towns - sister cities

Hankasalmi is twinned with:[8]

A view from a birdwatching tower towards pond Keskinen in Hankasalmi.


  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. Unto K. Laine: Muistokirjoitus. Helsingin Sanomat, 29.6.2010, s. B5. Artikkelin verkkoversio Archived 2015-01-08 at Archive.today.
  7. "Hankasalmi". Järviwiki. Finland's Environmental Administration. 2012. Retrieved 27 February 2012.
  8. "Kansainvälinen toiminta". hankasalmi.fi (in Finnish). Hankasalmi. Retrieved 2019-12-08.

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