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Mäntyharju
—  Municipality  —
Mäntyharjun kunta
Mäntyharju is located in the Finnish lake region

Coat of arms
Location of Mäntyharju in Finland
Coordinates: 61°25′N 026°53′E / 61.417°N 26.883°E / 61.417; 26.883Coordinates: 61°25′N 026°53′E / 61.417°N 26.883°E / 61.417; 26.883
Country Finland
Region Southern Savonia
Sub-region Mikkeli sub-region
Charter 1595
Government
 - Municipal manager Jussi Teittinen
Area (2009-01-01)[1]
 - Total 1,211.01 km2 (467.6 sq mi)
 - Land 981.78 km2 (379.1 sq mi)
 - Water 229.23 km2 (88.5 sq mi)
Area rank 92nd largest in Finland
Population (2009-12-31)[2]
 - Total 6,480
 - Density 6.6/km2 (17.1/sq mi)
Population rank 157th largest in Finland
Population by native language [3]
 - Finnish 98.6% (official)
 - Swedish 0.1%
 - Others 1.2%
Population by age [4]
 - 0 to 14 13.6%
 - 15 to 64 60.6%
 - 65 or older 25.7%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 - Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 19%
Website www.mantyharju.fi

Mäntyharju (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈmæntyˌɦɑrju], "Pine Ridge") is a municipality of Finland.

It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the Southern Savonia region. The municipality has a population of 6,480 (31 December 2009)[2] and covers an area of 1,211.01 square kilometres (467.57 sq mi) of which 229.23 km2 (88.51 sq mi) is water.[1] The coastline is almost 1,520 kilometers (940 mi). The population density is 6.2 inhabitants per km².

The summer houses or cottages located in the countryside are part of the culture of Finland where most Finnish families spend their summer holidays. Mäntyharju is the municipality which has the fifth most summer houses in Finland.[6] Some of the reasons for Mäntyharju's popularity involves its many pure lakes and a relatively short distance to Helsinki. Because of the many summer houses, population of Mäntyharju more than doubles during the most popular summer holiday times.

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

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International House os Pancakes IHOP

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