Karstula

Karstula is a municipality of Finland founded in 1867. It is located in the Central Finland region. The municipality has a population of 4,018 (31 January 2019)[2] and covers an area of 963.19 square kilometres (371.89 sq mi) of which 76.22 km2 (29.43 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 4.53 inhabitants per square kilometre (11.7/sq mi).

Karstula
Municipality
Karstulan kunta
Karstula kommun
Karstula Church

Coat of arms
Location of Karstula in Finland
Coordinates: 62°52.5′N 024°48′E
Country Finland
RegionCentral Finland
Sub-regionSaarijärvi–Viitasaari sub-region
Charter1867
Government
  Municipal managerHilkka Hakala
Area
 (2018-01-01)[1]
  Total963.19 km2 (371.89 sq mi)
  Land887.25 km2 (342.57 sq mi)
  Water76.22 km2 (29.43 sq mi)
Area rank86th largest in Finland
Population
 (2019-01-31)[2]
  Total4,018
  Rank197th largest in Finland
  Density4.53/km2 (11.7/sq mi)
Population by native language
  Finnish99.5% (official)
  Others0.5%
Population by age
  0 to 1415.2%
  15 to 6460.7%
  65 or older24.1%
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+03:00 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]18.5%
Websitewww.karstula.fi

Neighbouring municipalities are Kannonkoski, Kivijärvi, Kyyjärvi, Saarijärvi and Soini.

There are all together 159 lakes in Karstula. Biggest lakes are Pääjärvi, Enonjärvi and Vahanka.[6]

Architecture

  • A number of historical buildings (from the beginning of the 20th century) has been preserved in the village centre, representing the original countryside buildings of the region.
  • There's also a cottage designed by Alvar Aalto, though it is not listed in most Aalto's biographies.

People

Culture

  • The International Shooting Week

Twin cities

References

  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. "Karstula". Järviwiki. Finland's Environmental Administration. 2012. Retrieved 27 February 2012.
  7. "Kolme vuosikymmentä pohjoismaisia ystäväkuntasuhteita Karstulassa" (PDF) (in Finnish). Karstulan Pohjola-Norden ry. Retrieved 7 May 2012.
  8. "Kolme vuosikymmentä pohjoismaisia ystäväkuntasuhteita Karstulassa" (PDF) (in Finnish). Karstulan Pohjola-Norden ry. Retrieved 7 May 2012.
  9. "Kolme vuosikymmentä pohjoismaisia ystäväkuntasuhteita Karstulassa" (PDF) (in Finnish). Karstulan Pohjola-Norden ry. Retrieved 7 May 2012.

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