Multia, Finland

It is located in the Central Finland region. The municipality has a population of 1,582 (31 January 2019)[2] and covers an area of 765.63 square kilometres (295.61 sq mi) of which 32.37 km2 (12.50 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 2.16 inhabitants per square kilometre (5.6/sq mi).

Multian kunta
Multia kommun
Multia Church

Coat of arms
Location of Multia in Finland
Coordinates: 62°24.5′N 024°47.7′E
Country Finland
RegionCentral Finland
Sub-regionKeuruu sub-region
  Municipal managerJukka Kivitalo
  Total765.63 km2 (295.61 sq mi)
  Land733.25 km2 (283.11 sq mi)
  Water32.37 km2 (12.50 sq mi)
Area rank116th largest in Finland
  Rank281st largest in Finland
  Density2.16/km2 (5.6/sq mi)
Population by native language
  Finnish98.9% (official)
Population by age
  0 to 1415.2%
  15 to 6455.5%
  65 or older29.3%
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+03:00 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]19.75%

Multia is a municipality of Finland.

Neighbouring municipalities are Keuruu, Petäjävesi, Saarijärvi, Uurainen and Ähtäri.

The municipality is unilingually Finnish. The municipality has previously also been known as "Muldia" in Swedish documents, but is today referred to as "Multia" also in Swedish.[6]


There are all together 146 lakes in Multia. Biggest lakes in Multia are Sinervä, Tarhapäänjärvi and Sahrajärvi-Pienvesi.[7]


Kicksled World Championship[8]



  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. "Kuntien nimet ja niiden taivutus" (in Finnish). Research Institute for the Languages of Finland. 14 January 2009. Archived from the original on 23 December 2011. Retrieved 1 May 2009.
  7. "Multia". Järviwiki. Finland's Environmental Administration. 2012. Retrieved 27 February 2012.
  8. website, english

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