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Alavieskan kunta
coat of arms map
Alavieska coat of arms Location of Alavieska in Finland
Basic data
State : FinlandFinland Finland
Landscape : Northern Ostrobothnia
Administrative community : Ylivieska
Geographical location 64 ° 10 ′  N , 24 ° 18 ′  E Coordinates: 64 ° 10 ′  N , 24 ° 18 ′  E
Surface: 253.03 km²
of which land area: 251.37 km²
of which inland waterways: 1.66 km²
Residents : 2,573 (Dec 31, 2018)
Population density : 10.2 inhabitants / km²
Municipality number : 009
Language (s) : Finnish
Website :

Alavieska [ ˈɑlɑviɛskɑ ] is a municipality in northwestern Finland . It is located on the lower reaches of the Kalajoki River, around 140 km south of the provincial capital Oulu and 530 km north of Helsinki .

local community

The municipality of Alavieska was founded in 1879 and, in addition to the eponymous main town, includes the villages Kähtävä, Someronkylä, Taluskylä, Ylikääntä, Jukulainen and Saarenkylä. Like the entire region, Alavieska is characterized by agriculture.

coat of arms

Description of the coat of arms : In the blue shield are two crossed silver scythes with golden blades pointing outwards.


The most striking building in Alavieska is the Protestant parish church built in 1948. Its predecessor, built in 1733–38, was destroyed in a fire in 1916; only the bell tower built in 1738 remained and was integrated into the churchyard of the new building.



The dominant political force in rural Alavieska is the Center Party . In the 2008 local elections, she received three quarters of the vote, one of her best results in Finland. It has 17 of 21 members of the local council. The right-wing populist “ True Finns ” won three seats and the left-wing alliance won one . The two Finnish people's parties alongside the Center Party, on the other hand, hardly play a role in Alavieska: the National Collection Party failed to make it into the municipal council with an election result of only 3.6% of the votes, while the Social Democrats did not even run.

Composition of the municipal council (2009–2012)
Political party 2008 election results Seats
Center Party 75% 17th
True Finns 15.1% 3
Left alliance 4.9% 1

Community partnerships
Alavieska maintains partnerships with the following communities:

Web links

Commons : Alavieska  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Maanmittauslaitos (Finnish Land Surveyors): Suomen pinta-alat kunnittain January 1, 2010 . (PDF; 199 kB)
  2. Statistical Office Finland: Table 11ra - Key figures on population by region, 1990-2018
  3. Helsingin Sanomat: Puolueiden suurimmat kannatuskunnat ( Memento of the original from October 30, 2008 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / archive link was automatically inserted and not yet checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. , October 27, 2008.
  4. Finnish Ministry of Justice: Result of the 2008 local elections