Vihanti

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Vihanti
Former municipality
Vihannin kunta
Vihanti kommun
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Coat of arms
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Location of Vihanti in Finland
Coordinates: 64°29′N025°00′E / 64.483°N 25.000°E / 64.483; 25.000 Coordinates: 64°29′N025°00′E / 64.483°N 25.000°E / 64.483; 25.000
Country Finland
Region Northern Ostrobothnia
Sub-region Raahe sub-region
Charter 1865
Government
  Municipal managerLeena Mikkola-Riekkinen
Area
[1]
  Total489.64 km2 (189.05 sq mi)
  Land484.71 km2 (187.15 sq mi)
  Water4.93 km2 (1.90 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2012) [2]
  Total3,020
Time zone UTC+2 (EET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+3 (EEST)
Website www.vihanti.fi

Vihanti was a municipality of Finland. It was merged with the city of Raahe on 1 January 2013.

Vihanti is located in the Northern Ostrobothnia region. The municipality has a population of 3,020 (31 December 2012) [2] and covers an area of 489.64 square kilometres (189.05 sq mi) of which 4.93 km2 (1.90 sq mi) is water. [1] The population density is

Vihanti is home of the heavy rock band "Gobra". The original line-up was all-Vihantian, but the current one includes also outsiders. The band has a rehearsal facilities in the Lampinsaari village.

The great dance hall in Mäntylampi was the biggest one in the whole province during the 1970s but is now used only a couple of times per year. The Mäntylampi camping area has not been well kept.

The municipality is unilingually Finnish. [3]

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References

  1. 1 2 "Area by municipality as of 1 January 2011" (PDF) (in Finnish and Swedish). Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 9 March 2011.
  2. 1 2 "VÄESTÖTIETOJÄRJESTELMÄ REKISTERITILANNE 31.1.2012" (in Finnish and Swedish). Population Register Center of Finland. Archived from the original on 3 October 2013. Retrieved 11 February 2014.
  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.[ permanent dead link ]

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