|coat of arms||map|
|Landscape :||Central Finland|
|Administrative community :||Saarijärvi-Viitasaari|
|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|
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
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.
|Political party||2008 election results||Seats|
|National rally party||15.7%||4th|
The most important employer in the Karstula municipality is the log house manufacturer Honkarakenne Oyj.
sons and daughters of the town
- Joonas Rinne (* 1995), athlete