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Leppävirta is a municipality of Finland.

It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the Northern Savonia region. The municipality has a population of 9,828 (31 August 2017)[2] and covers an area of 1,519.64 square kilometres (586.74 sq mi) of which 383.62 km2 (148.12 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 8.65 inhabitants per square kilometre (22.4/sq mi).

Neighbour municipalities are Heinävesi, Joroinen, Kuopio, Pieksämäki, Suonenjoki, Tuusniemi and Varkaus.

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

Some villages

Häikiä, Häyry, Lylymäki, Niinimäki, Oravikoski, Reinikkala and Saahkarlahti.

Famous people

  • J-M Spriikonen
  • Jorma Hynninen
  • Pentti Pekkarinen
  • Jukka Vesterinen
  • Rakel Kansanen
  • Adolf Tillaeus
  • Heikki Soisalo
  • Kalle Tähtelä

International relations

Leppävirta is twinned with:[6]

References

Notes
  1. ^ a b "Area of Finnish Municipalities 1.1.2018" (PDF). National Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 30 January 2018. 
  2. ^ a b "Ennakkoväkiluku sukupuolen mukaan alueittain, elokuu 2017" (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 18 October 2017. 
  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. ^ "Twinning municipalities". 27 September 2007. Retrieved 12 February 2012. 

External links

Media related to Leppävirta at Wikimedia Commons