Kankaanpää is a city in Satakunta, Finland. It had about 12,000 people living there in January 2014. The municipalities next to it are Honkajoki, Ikaalinen, Jämijärvi, Karvia, Parkano, Pomarkku, Sastamala and Siikainen.
The town manager is Mika Hatanpää. Before him the town manager was Paavo Karttunen.
- Kankaanpään Suunnistajat (KanSu) orienteering
- Kankaanpään Maila (KaMa) baseball
- Kankaanpään Pallo (KaPa) football
- Kankaanpään Uimarit (KankU) swimming
First inhabitants were in Kankaanpää in 16th century with 10 houses.
The church of Kankaanpää has been built in 1839. Architect of church was C. L. Engel. There is a military and old cemetery in the garden of church. Other cemeteries are in the downtown and near the church.
There were not big battles in Kankaanpää in the Civil war. Sampakoski battle was on 22. February 1918 in Sampakoski near Lavia. The whites won the reds there. There is novadays a memorial of the battle. Near the battlefield is the cemetery of the reds.
The local magazine Kankaanpään Seutu has founded in 1968. Before it the local magazine was Kankaanpään aluesanomat. The chief reporter of Kankaanpään Seutu is Jarkko Ambrusin.
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