Orivesi is a town and a municipality of Finland. It was founded in 1869.[1]

Town of Orivesi
Oriveden kaupunki
Orivesi stad

Coat of arms
Location of Orivesi in Finland
Coordinates: 61°40.5′N 024°21.5′E
Country Finland
Sub-regionTampere sub-region
  Town managerJuha Kuusisto
  Total960.09 km2 (370.69 sq mi)
  Land799.55 km2 (308.71 sq mi)
  Water160.53 km2 (61.98 sq mi)
Area rank100th largest in Finland
  Rank109th largest in Finland
  Density11.52/km2 (29.8/sq mi)
Population by native language
  Finnish98.8% (official)
Population by age
  0 to 1416.3%
  15 to 6461.9%
  65 or older21.8%
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+03:00 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[6]20%

It is part of the Pirkanmaa region. The municipality has a population of 9,210 (31 January 2019)[3] and covers an area of 960.09 square kilometres (370.69 sq mi) of which 160.53 km2 (61.98 sq mi) is water.[2] The population density is 11.52 inhabitants per square kilometre (29.8/sq mi).

Neighbouring municipalities are Juupajoki, Jämsä, Kangasala, Kuhmoinen, Ruovesi and Tampere.

The municipality is unilingually Finnish. The name Orivesi means literally "stallion water".

The municipality of Eräjärvi was consolidated with Orivesi in 1973. A part of the municipality of Längelmäki was consolidated with Orivesi in 2007.

Orivesi is mostly known for its Oriveden Opisto art school. The town center of Orivesi is located by the lake Längelmävesi.



  1. "Oriveden kaupunki". www.orivesi.fi (in Finnish). Retrieved 2018-09-11.
  2. "Area of Finnish Municipalities 1.1.2018" (PDF). National Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  3. "Suomen virallinen tilasto (SVT): Väestön ennakkotilasto [verkkojulkaisu]. Tammikuu 2019" (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  4. "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.
  5. "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.
  6. "List of municipal and parish tax rates in 2011". Tax Administration of Finland. 29 November 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2011.

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