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—  Municipality  —
Hankasalmen kunta
Hankasalmi Observatory

Coat of arms
Location of Hankasalmi in Finland
Coordinates: 62°23′N 026°26′E / 62.383°N 26.433°E / 62.383; 26.433Coordinates: 62°23′N 026°26′E / 62.383°N 26.433°E / 62.383; 26.433
Country Finland
Region Central Finland
Sub-region Jyväskylä sub-region
Charter 1872
 - Municipal manager Matti Mäkinen
Area (2009-01-01)[1]
 - Total 687.76 km2 (265.5 sq mi)
 - Land 571.92 km2 (220.8 sq mi)
 - Water 115.84 km2 (44.7 sq mi)
Area rank 179th largest in Finland
Population (2009-12-31)[2]
 - Total 5,515
 - Density 9.64/km2 (25/sq mi)
Population rank 180th largest in Finland
Population by native language [3]
 - Finnish 99.1% (official)
 - Swedish 0.2%
 - Others 0.7%
Population by age [4]
 - 0 to 14 15.6%
 - 15 to 64 60.5%
 - 65 or older 23.9%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 - Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 20%

Hankasalmi is a municipality of Finland.

It is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Central Finland region. The municipality has a population of 5,515 (31 December 2009)[2] and covers an area of 687.76 square kilometres (265.55 sq mi) of which 115.84 km2 (44.73 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 9.64 inhabitants per square kilometre (25.0 /sq mi). The municipality is unilingually Finnish.


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