Varpaisjärvi is a former municipality of Finland. It was consolidated with the municipality of Lapinlahti on January 1, 2011.[4]

Former municipality
Varpaisjärven kunta
Varpaisjärvi kommun

Coat of arms
Location of Varpaisjärvi in Finland
Coordinates: 63°21.5′N 027°45.5′E
RegionNorthern Savonia
Sub-regionUpper Savonia sub-region
  Municipal managerHeikki Airaksinen
  Total533.20 km2 (205.87 sq mi)
  Land483.02 km2 (186.50 sq mi)
  Water50.18 km2 (19.37 sq mi)
109 m (358 ft)
  Density5.4/km2 (14/sq mi)
Population by native language
  Finnish98.9% (official)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

The municipality was located in the Northern Savonia region in the province of Eastern Finland. It had a population of 2,899 (31 October 2010)[2] and covered a land area of 483.02 square kilometres (186.50 sq mi).[1] The population density was 6.00 inhabitants per square kilometre (15.5/sq mi).

The municipality was unilingually Finnish.


  1. "Area by municipality as of 1 January 2010" (PDF) (in Finnish and Swedish). Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 23 November 2010.
  2. "Population by municipality as of 31 October 2010". Population Information System (in Finnish and Swedish). Population Register Center of Finland. Archived from the original on 2010-12-27. Retrieved 16 December 2010.
  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. "1.1.2011 yhdistyvien kuntien uudet nimet". (in Finnish). Helsinki: Suomen Kuntaliitto. 2 July 2010. Retrieved January 1, 2011.

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