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Pielavesi
—  Municipality  —
Pielaveden kunta
Lepikon Torppa, the birthplace of Urho Kekkonen

Coat of arms
Location of Pielavesi in Finland
Coordinates: 63°14′N 026°45.5′E / 63.233°N 26.7583°E / 63.233; 26.7583Coordinates: 63°14′N 026°45.5′E / 63.233°N 26.7583°E / 63.233; 26.7583
Country Finland
Region Northern Savonia
Sub-region Upper Savonia sub-region
Government
 - Municipal manager Sami Miettinen (since 2010)
Area (2009-01-01)[1]
 - Total 1,406.63 km2 (543.1 sq mi)
 - Land 1,153.5 km2 (445.4 sq mi)
 - Water 253.13 km2 (97.7 sq mi)
Area rank 72nd largest in Finland
Population (2009-12-31)[2]
 - Total 5,148
 Density 4.46/km2 (11.6/sq mi)
Population rank 185th largest in Finland
Population by native language [3]
 - Finnish 98.6% (official)
 - Swedish 0.1%
 - Others 1.3%
Population by age [4]
 - 0 to 14 15.4%
 - 15 to 64 57%
 - 65 or older 27.6%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 - Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 19.75%
Website www.pielavesi.fi

Pielavesi is a municipality of Finland.

It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the Northern Savonia region. The municipality has a population of 5,148 (31 December 2009)[2] and covers an area of 1,406.63 square kilometres (543.10 sq mi) of which 253.13 km2 (97.73 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 4.46 inhabitants per square kilometre (11.6 /sq mi).

Urho Kekkonen, a former President of Finland who ruled the country over two decades, was born in Pielavesi.

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

Pielavesi is also well-known for its successful volleyball club, Pielaveden Sampo.

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