Kuortaneen kunta

Coat of arms

Location of Kuortane in Finland
Coordinates: 62°48.5′N 023°30.5′E / 62.8083°N 23.5083°E / 62.8083; 23.5083Coordinates: 62°48.5′N 023°30.5′E / 62.8083°N 23.5083°E / 62.8083; 23.5083
Country Finland
Region Southern Ostrobothnia
Sub-region Kuusiokunnat sub-region
  Municipal manager Pentti Turunen
Area (2011-01-01)[1]
  Total 484.89 km2 (187.22 sq mi)
  Land 462.17 km2 (178.44 sq mi)
  Water 22.72 km2 (8.77 sq mi)
Area rank 238th largest in Finland
Population (2016-03-31)[2]
  Total 3,717
  Rank 217th largest in Finland
  Density 8.04/km2 (20.8/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
  Finnish 99.4% (official)
  Swedish 0.1%
  Others 0.5%
Population by age[4]
  0 to 14 15.3%
  15 to 64 59.5%
  65 or older 25.2%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
  Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 19.5%
Website www.kuortane.fi

Kuortane is a municipality of Finland.

It is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Southern Ostrobothnia region. The municipality has a population of 3,717 (31 March 2016)[2] and covers an area of 484.89 square kilometres (187.22 sq mi) of which 22.72 km2 (8.77 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 8.04 inhabitants per square kilometre (20.8/sq mi).

Old church in Kuortane

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

Kuortane is the birthplace of world-famous architect Alvar Aalto.

Kuortane is mostly known for the Kuortane Sports Institute and the history of pine tar production.

See also


  1. 1 2 "Area by municipality as of 1 January 2011" (PDF) (in Finnish and Swedish). Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 9 March 2011.
  2. 1 2 "Ennakkoväkiluku sukupuolen mukaan alueittain, maaliskuu.2016" (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 31 March 2016.
  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.

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