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—  Municipality  —
Karstulan kunta
Karstula Church

Coat of arms
Location of Karstula in Finland
Coordinates: 62°52.5′N 024°48′E / 62.875°N 24.8°E / 62.875; 24.8Coordinates: 62°52.5′N 024°48′E / 62.875°N 24.8°E / 62.875; 24.8
Country Finland
Region Central Finland
Sub-region Saarijärvi–Viitasaari sub-region
Charter 1867
 - Municipal manager Jukka Hiltunen
Area (2009-01-01)[1]
 - Total 963.51 km2 (372 sq mi)
 - Land 887.32 km2 (342.6 sq mi)
 - Water 76.19 km2 (29.4 sq mi)
Area rank 111th largest in Finland
Population (2009-12-31)[2]
 - Total 4,563
 - Density 5.14/km2 (13.3/sq mi)
Population rank 205th largest in Finland
Population by native language [3]
 - Finnish 99.5% (official)
 - Others 0.5%
Population by age [4]
 - 0 to 14 15.2%
 - 15 to 64 60.7%
 - 65 or older 24.1%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 - Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 18.5%

Karstula is a municipality of Finland founded in 1867. It is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Central Finland region. The municipality has a population of 4,563 (31 December 2009)[2] and covers an area of 963.51 square kilometres (372.01 sq mi) of which 76.19 km2 (29.42 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 5.14 inhabitants per square kilometre (13.3 /sq mi).



  • A number of historical buildings (from the beginning of the 20th century) has been preserved in the village centre, representing the original countryside buildings of the region.
  • There's also a cottage designed by Alvar Aalto, though it is not listed in most Aalto's biographies.



  • The International Shooting Week


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Simple English

Karstula is a municipality in Central Finland. There are more than 4,900 people living in Karstula.

Karstula is located 100 km away from the city of Jyväskylä. The municipality was founded in 1867.


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