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Location of Kerimäki in Finland
|Coordinates: 61°55′N 029°17′E|
|• Total||876.46 km2 (338.40 sq mi)|
|• Land||557.65 km2 (215.31 sq mi)|
|• Water||318.81 km2 (123.09 sq mi)|
|• Density||6.3/km2 (16/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+2 (EET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+3 (EEST)|
The Kerimäki Church, built between 1844 and 1847, is the largest wooden church in the world (45 metres (148 ft) long, 42 m (138 ft) wide and 37 m (121 ft) high). There are over 3,000 seats inside the structure, which can hold 5,000 people at a time.
Lake Puruvesi, which lies less than a kilometre away from the church, is one of the clearest lakes in the world. The water is pure enough to be potable.
- "Area by municipality as of 1 January 2011" (PDF) (in Finnish and Swedish). Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 9 March 2011.
- "VÄESTÖTIETOJÄRJESTELMÄ REKISTERITILANNE 31.1.2012" (in Finnish and Swedish). Population Register Center of Finland. Archived from the original on 3 October 2013. Retrieved 11 February 2014.
- Kerimäki – Official website (in Finnish)