Alavus

city in the region of South Ostrobothnia in Finland

Alavus (Swedish: Alavo) is a city in Finland. As of 31 May 2013, 12,349 people lived there. Nearby municipalities are Alajärvi, Kuortane, Seinäjoki, Virrat and Ähtäri.

Alavus
Alavo
Town
Alavuden kaupunki
Alavo stad
Former Alavus city hall, demolished in 2021
Former Alavus city hall, demolished in 2021
Coat of arms of Alavus
Location of Alavus in Finland
Location of Alavus in Finland
Coordinates: 62°35.5′N 023°37′E / 62.5917°N 23.617°E / 62.5917; 23.617
Country Finland
RegionSouthern Ostrobothnia
Sub-regionKuusiokunnat sub-region
Charter1865
Market town1974
Town privileges1977
Government
 • Town managerLiisa Heinämäki
Area
 (2018-01-01)[1]
 • Total1,151.46 km2 (444.58 sq mi)
 • Land790.42 km2 (305.18 sq mi)
 • Water52.31 km2 (20.20 sq mi)
 • Rank71st largest in Finland
Population
 (2019-01-31)[2]
 • Total11,545
 • Rank86th largest in Finland
 • Density14.61/km2 (37.8/sq mi)
Population by native language
 • Finnish99.4% (official)
 • Others0.6%
Population by age
 • 0 to 1416.7%
 • 15 to 6454.6%
 • 65 or older28.7%
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+03:00 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]21.25%
Websitewww.alavus.fi

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  1. "Area of Finnish Municipalities 1.1.2018" (PDF). National Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  2. "Suomen virallinen tilasto (SVT): Väestön ennakkotilasto [verkkojulkaisu]. Tammikuu 2019" (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  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 (1-year) and sex by area and the regional division of each statistical reference year, 2003-2020". StatFin. Statistics Finland. Retrieved 2 May 2021.
  5. "List of municipal and parish tax rates in 2021" (PDF). Tax Administration of Finland. 1 December 2020. Retrieved 10 April 2021.