Vimpelin kunta

Municipal office

Coat of arms

Location of Vimpeli in Finland
Coordinates: 63°09.7′N 023°49′E / 63.1617°N 23.817°E / 63.1617; 23.817Coordinates: 63°09.7′N 023°49′E / 63.1617°N 23.817°E / 63.1617; 23.817
Country Finland
Region Southern Ostrobothnia
Sub-region Järviseutu sub-region
Charter 1866
  Municipal manager Anita Paavola
Area (2011-01-01)[1]
  Total 328.79 km2 (126.95 sq mi)
  Land 287.27 km2 (110.92 sq mi)
  Water 41.52 km2 (16.03 sq mi)
Area rank 272nd largest in Finland
Population (2016-03-31)[2]
  Total 3,074
  Rank 243rd largest in Finland
  Density 10.7/km2 (28/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
  Finnish 99.2% (official)
  Swedish 0.1%
  Others 0.6%
Population by age[4]
  0 to 14 17.1%
  15 to 64 62.1%
  65 or older 20.9%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
  Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 19.75%

Vimpeli (Swedish: Vindala) 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 3,074 (31 March 2016)[2] and covers an area of 328.79 square kilometres (126.95 sq mi) of which 41.52 km2 (16.03 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 10.7 inhabitants per square kilometre (28/sq mi).

Vimpeli was crucial in the Winter War due to its ski-factory that created over half of the skis used in the war.

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.


Hallapuro, Huopana, Kirkonkylä, Koskela, Lakaniemi, Pokela, Pyhälahti, Rantakylä, Sääksjärvi, Viitaniemi and Vinni.

People born in Vimpeli


  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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