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—  Municipality  —
Multian kunta

Coat of arms
Location of Multia in Finland
Coordinates: 62°24.5′N 024°47.7′E / 62.4083°N 24.795°E / 62.4083; 24.795Coordinates: 62°24.5′N 024°47.7′E / 62.4083°N 24.795°E / 62.4083; 24.795
Country Finland
Region Central Finland
Sub-region Keuruu sub-region
Charter 1868
 - Municipal manager Jukka Kivitalo
Area (2009-01-01)[1]
 - Total 765.62 km2 (295.6 sq mi)
 - Land 733.37 km2 (283.2 sq mi)
 - Water 32.25 km2 (12.5 sq mi)
Area rank 152nd largest in Finland
Population (2009-12-31)[2]
 - Total 1,920
 - Density 2.62/km2 (6.8/sq mi)
Population rank 303rd largest in Finland
Population by native language [3]
 - Finnish 98.9% (official)
 - Swedish 0.2%
 - Others 1%
Population by age [4]
 - 0 to 14 15.2%
 - 15 to 64 55.5%
 - 65 or older 29.3%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 - Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 19.75%

Multia 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 1,920 (31 December 2009)[2] and covers an area of 765.62 square kilometres (295.61 sq mi) of which 32.25 km2 (12.45 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 2.62 inhabitants per square kilometre (6.8 /sq mi).

The municipality is unilingually Finnish. The municipality has previously also been known as "Muldia" in Swedish documents, but is today referred to as "Multia" also in Swedish.[6]

Individuals from Multia are sometimes referred to as Multis.


  1. ^ a b "Area by municipality as of 1 January 2009" (in Finnish and Swedish) (PDF). Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 20 February 2009.  
  2. ^ a b "Population by municipality as of 31 December 2009" (in Finnish and Swedish). Population Information System. Population Register Center of Finland.$file/091231.htm. Retrieved 13 January 2010.  
  3. ^ "Population according to language and the number of foreigners and land area km2 by area as of 31 December 2008". Statistics Finland's PX-Web databases. Statistics Finland. Retrieved 29 March 2009.  
  4. ^ "Population according to age and gender by area as of 31 December 2008". Statistics Finland's PX-Web databases. Statistics Finland. Retrieved 28 April 2009.  
  5. ^ "List of municipal and parish tax rates in 2010". Tax Administration of Finland. 24 November 2009.;25512. Retrieved 13 January 2010.  
  6. ^ "Kuntien nimet ja niiden taivutus" (in Finnish). Research Institute for the Languages of Finland. 14 January 2009. Retrieved 1 May 2009.  

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