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Location of Vilppula in Finland

Vilppula is a former municipality of Finland. Neighbouring Mänttä was merged into it on 1 January 2009 to form the municipality of Mänttä-Vilppula.

It was located in the province of Western Finland and was part of the Pirkanmaa region. The municipality had a population of 5,457 in 2005 and covered an area of 571.26 km² of which 99.90 km² was water. The population density was 10.5 inhabitants per km². The work force was mainly of industry and service, these accounting for 50 and 39 percent of total workforce. Population was estimated to be in a slight decline.

Kolho village in Vilppula is located north to centrum. Another village, Pohjaslahti, is located north-east from the Vilppula centre. These continue to exist as villages of the new Mänttä-Vilppula municipality.

The municipality was unilingually Finnish.

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Coordinates: 62°01′20″N 24°30′35″E / 62.02222°N 24.50972°E / 62.02222; 24.50972


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