Kangasniemi is a municipality in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the Southern Savonia region, Finland. The municipality has a population of 5,591 (31 August 2017) and covers an area of 1,326.75 square kilometres (512.26 sq mi) of which 256.86 km2 (99.17 sq mi) is water. The population density is 5.23 inhabitants per square kilometre (13.5/sq mi).
The municipality was founded in 1867.
There are almost 3600 (May 2014) summer houses, and summer guests redouble the number of inhabitants during the summer months.
The municipality is unilingually Finnish.
Some other lakes are Mallos and Synsiä.
In 1997, Kangasniemi was voted the most beautiful municipality in Finland by television show.
Kangasniemi has large forest resources, approximately 12,000,000 cubic metres (420,000,000 cu ft), and the yearly growth is approximately 500,000 m3 (18,000,000 cu ft).
There is also Puula golf field.
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