Pielavesi is a municipality of Finland. It is part of the Northern Savonia region. The municipality has a population of 4,496 (31 January 2019)[2] and covers an area of 1,406.51 square kilometres (543.06 sq mi) of which 253.27 km2 (97.79 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 3.9 inhabitants per square kilometre (10/sq mi). Neighbouring municipalities are Iisalmi, Keitele, Kiuruvesi, Maaninka, Pihtipudas, Pyhäjärvi, and Tervo. The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

Pielaveden kunta
Pielavesi kommun
Lepikon Torppa, the birthplace of Urho Kekkonen

Coat of arms
Location of Pielavesi in Finland
Coordinates: 63°14′N 026°45.5′E
Country Finland
RegionNorthern Savonia
Sub-regionUpper Savonia
  Municipal managerSami Miettinen (since 2010)
  Total1,406.51 km2 (543.06 sq mi)
  Land1,153.30 km2 (445.29 sq mi)
  Water253.27 km2 (97.79 sq mi)
Area rank65th largest in Finland
  Rank186th largest in Finland
  Density3.9/km2 (10/sq mi)
Population by native language
  Finnish98.6% (official)
Population by age
  0 to 1415.4%
  15 to 6457%
  65 or older27.6%
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+03:00 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]19.75%

Famous people

Pielavesi is also well known for its successful volleyball club, Pielaveden Sampo.


On the north-western side of the village lies lake Pielavesi.[6]


  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. Pielavesi in Järviwiki Web Service. Finnish Environment Institute. Retrieved 2014-03-17. (in English)

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