Keuruu

Keuruu (Swedish: Keuru) is a town and municipality of Finland.

Keuruu

Keuru
Municipality
Keuruun kaupunki
Keuru stad
The old church of Keuruu

Coat of arms
Location of Keuruu in Finland
Coordinates: 62°15.5′N 024°42.5′E
Country Finland
RegionCentral Finland
Sub-regionKeuruu sub-region
Charter1652
Government
  Town managerHannu Mars
Area
 (2018-01-01)[1]
  Total1,430.57 km2 (552.35 sq mi)
  Land1,258.17 km2 (485.78 sq mi)
  Water172.4 km2 (66.6 sq mi)
Area rank56th largest in Finland
Population
 (2019-01-31)[2]
  Total9,757
  Rank98th largest in Finland
  Density7.75/km2 (20.1/sq mi)
Population by native language
  Finnish99% (official)
  Swedish0.1%
  Others0.9%
Population by age
  0 to 1414.7%
  15 to 6462.3%
  65 or older23%
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+03:00 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]19.75%
Websitewww.keuruu.fi

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)[2] 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.[1] 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.

Nature

There are 316 lakes in Keuruu, the largest of which are Keurusselkä-Ukonselkä, Pihlajavesi and Liesjärvi.[6]

People

International relations

Twin towns – Sister cities

Keuruu is twinned with:

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. "Keuruu". Järviwiki. Finland's Environmental Administration. 2012. Retrieved 27 February 2012.
  7. "Välissuhted" (in Estonian). Jõgeva linn. Retrieved 23 July 2011.
  8. "Szarvas Town". szarvas.hu. Retrieved 1 September 2010.

Media related to Keuruu at Wikimedia Commons

  • Town of Keuruu – Official website (in Finnish)
  • Keuruun Pallo – A football club, infamous for losing their every single game in the Finnish division 2 (in Finnish)
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