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Karstulan kunta
coat of arms map
Karstula coat of arms Location of Karstula in Finland
Basic data
State : FinlandFinland Finland
Landscape : Central Finland
Administrative community : Saarijärvi-Viitasaari
Geographical location 62 ° 52 '  N , 24 ° 47'  E Coordinates: 62 ° 52 '  N , 24 ° 47'  E
Surface: 963.47 km²
of which land area: 887.26 km²
of which inland waterways: 76.21 km²
Residents : 4,031 (Dec 31, 2018)
Population density : 4.5 inhabitants / km²
Municipality number : 226
Language (s) : Finnish
Website : www.karstula.fi

Karstula [ ˈkɑrstulɑ ] is a municipality in western Finland . It is in the countryside of Central Finland at the lake Pääjärvi . The municipality has 4031 inhabitants (as of December 31, 2018) on an area of ​​963.47 km² with water areas of 76.21 km². Only Finnish is spoken in the community.


Karstula, Kiminki, Rantakylä, Vahanka, Vastinki, Kangasaho, Humppi

coat of arms

Description of the coat of arms : In the red shield there is a silver anchor cross with a keyhole in the middle.


As in most rural areas of Finland, the Center Party is the strongest party in Karstula . In the 2008 local elections, it received almost half of the votes and has an absolute majority in the local council, the highest decision-making body in local matters, with 15 out of 27 MPs. The second largest group is the Social Democrats with six seats, followed by the country's third major party, the National Assembly Party with four members. The Christian Democrats are still represented in the municipal council with two seats.

Composition of the municipal council (2009–2012)
Political party 2008 election results Seats
Center Party 51.3% 15th
Social democrats 23.8% 6th
National rally party 15.7% 4th
Christian Democrats 8.1% 2



The most important employer in the Karstula municipality is the log house manufacturer Honkarakenne Oyj.

sons and daughters of the town

Web links

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

Individual evidence

  1. Maanmittauslaitos (Finnish land surveying office): Suomen pinta-alat kunnittain January 1, 2011 . (PDF; 199 kB)
  2. Statistical Office Finland: Table 11ra - Key figures on population by region, 1990-2018
  3. Finnish Ministry of Justice: Result of the 2008 local elections