The old church of Keuruu
Coat of arms
Location of Keuruu in Finland
|Coordinates: 62°15.5′N 024°42.5′E|
|• Town manager||Hannu Mars|
|• Total||1,430.57 km2 (552.35 sq mi)|
|• Land||1,258.17 km2 (485.78 sq mi)|
|• Water||172.4 km2 (66.6 sq mi)|
|Area rank||56th largest in Finland|
|• Rank||98th largest in Finland|
|• Density||7.75/km2 (20.1/sq mi)|
|Population by native language|
|• Finnish||99% (official)|
|Population by age|
|• 0 to 14||14.7%|
|• 15 to 64||62.3%|
|• 65 or older||23%|
|Time zone||UTC+02:00 (EET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+03:00 (EEST)|
|Municipal tax rate||19.75%|
It is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Central Finland region. The municipality has a population of 9,757 (31 January 2019) and covers an area of 1,430.57 square kilometres (552.35 sq mi) of which 172.4 km2 (66.6 sq mi) is water. The population density is 7.75 inhabitants per square kilometre (20.1/sq mi).
Neighbouring municipalities are Jämsä, Multia, Mänttä-Vilppula, Petäjävesi, Virrat and Ähtäri. The municipality is unilingually Finnish. The municipality of Pihlajavesi was consolidated with Keuruu in 1969.
- Einari Vuorela, writer
- Hannele Huovi, writer
- Joni Lius, ice hockey player
- Jukka Rautakorpi, professional ice hockey coach
- Kalevi Sorsa, former Prime Minister of Finland
- Matti Kassila, film director
- Mirjami Kuosmanen, actress
- Olli Palola, ice hockey player
- Pirkko Vahtero, graphic designer and heraldist
- Matias Saxberg, sexton and murderer
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