Leppävirran kunta

Konnus channel in Leppävirta

Coat of arms

Location of Leppävirta in Finland
Coordinates: 62°30′N 027°47′E / 62.500°N 27.783°E / 62.500; 27.783Coordinates: 62°30′N 027°47′E / 62.500°N 27.783°E / 62.500; 27.783
Country Finland
Region Northern Savonia
Sub-region Varkaus sub-region
Charter 1639
  Municipal manager Matti Raatikainen
Area (2011-01-01)[1]
  Total 1,519.67 km2 (586.75 sq mi)
  Land 1,136.05 km2 (438.63 sq mi)
  Water 383.62 km2 (148.12 sq mi)
Area rank 66th largest in Finland
Population (2016-03-31)[2]
  Total 9,939
  Rank 99th largest in Finland
  Density 8.75/km2 (22.7/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
  Finnish 98.9% (official)
  Others 1%
Population by age[4]
  0 to 14 15.5%
  15 to 64 62.4%
  65 or older 22.1%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
  Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 19%
Website www.leppavirta.fi

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 9,939 (31 March 2016)[2] and covers an area of 1,519.67 square kilometres (586.75 sq mi) of which 383.62 km2 (148.12 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 8.75 inhabitants per square kilometre (22.7/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

International relations

Leppävirta is twinned with:[6]


  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.
  6. "Twinning municipalities". 27 September 2007. Retrieved 12 February 2012.

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