It is located in the Central Finland region. The town has a population of 6,248 (31 January 2019)[6] and covers an area of 1,589.13 square kilometres (613.57 sq mi) of which 340.43 km2 (131.44 sq mi) is water.[1] There are all together 230 lakes in Viitasaari. Biggest lakes are Lake Keitele, Lake Kolima and Muuruejärvi.[7] The population density is 5 inhabitants per square kilometre (13/sq mi).

Viitasaaren kaupunki
Viitasaari stad

Coat of arms
Location of Viitasaari in Finland
Coordinates: 63°04′30″N 025°51′35″E
Country Finland
RegionCentral Finland
Sub-regionSaarijärvi–Viitasaari sub-region
Town privileges1996
  Municipal managerJanne Kinnunen
  Total1,589.13 km2 (613.57 sq mi)
  Land1,248.70 km2 (482.13 sq mi)
  Water340.43 km2 (131.44 sq mi)
Area rank59th largest in Finland
140 m (460 ft)
  Rank150th largest in Finland
  Density5/km2 (10/sq mi)
Population by native language
  Finnish99.1% (official)
Population by age
  0 to 1413.7%
  15 to 6460.6%
  65 or older25.7%
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+03:00 (EEST)
Postal code
Area code(s)(+358) 01
Municipal tax rate[5]19.5%

Viitasaari is a town and municipality of Finland.

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.


Results of the 2011 Finnish parliamentary election in Viitasaari:

Sister cities

The following cities or municipalities are twinned with Viitasaari:[8][9]

See also


  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. "Population by municipality as of 31 December 2006". Population Information System (in Finnish and Swedish). Population Register Center of Finland. Retrieved 2 May 2010.
  7. "Viitasaari". Järviwiki. Finland's Environmental Administration. 2012. Retrieved 27 February 2012.
  8. "Ystävyyskunnat" (in Norwegian). City of Viitasaari. Archived from the original on 2012-06-04. Retrieved 2012-06-01.
  9. "Välissuhted" (in Estonian). Nõo vald. Retrieved 2 May 2012.

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