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—  Town  —
Ähtärin kaupunki

Coat of arms
Location of Ähtäri in Finland
Coordinates: 62°33′N 024°04′E / 62.55°N 24.067°E / 62.55; 24.067Coordinates: 62°33′N 024°04′E / 62.55°N 24.067°E / 62.55; 24.067
Country Finland
Region Southern Ostrobothnia
Sub-region Kuusiokunnat sub-region
Charter 1867
Town privileges 1986
 - Municipal manager Kari Heikkilä 
Area (2009-01-01)[1]
 - Total 909.96 km2 (351.3 sq mi)
 - Land 804.9 km2 (310.8 sq mi)
 - Water 105.06 km2 (40.6 sq mi)
Area rank 121st largest in Finland
Population (2009-12-31)[2]
 - Total 6,561
 - Density 8.15/km2 (21.1/sq mi)
Population rank 155th largest in Finland
Population by native language [3]
 - Finnish 99.3% (official)
 - Swedish 0.1%
 - Others 0.6%
Population by age [4]
 - 0 to 14 15.3%
 - 15 to 64 63%
 - 65 or older 21.8%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 - Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 20.75%

Ähtäri (Swedish: Etseri) is a town and municipality of Finland.

It is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Southern Ostrobothnia region. The town has a population of 6,561 (31 December 2009)[2] and covers an area of 909.96 square kilometres (351.34 sq mi) of which 105.06 km2 (40.56 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 8.15 inhabitants per square kilometre (21.1 /sq mi).

The municipality is unilingual Finnish.

Ähtäri is known for its zoo. There are also a relatively old and small board mill called Vääräkosken Pahvi in Ähtäri.


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