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Muhoksen kunta
coat of arms map
Muhos coat of arms Location of Muhos in Finland
Basic data
State : FinlandFinland Finland
Landscape : Northern Ostrobothnia
Administrative community : Oulu
Geographical location 64 ° 48 ′  N , 26 ° 0 ′  E Coordinates: 64 ° 48 ′  N , 26 ° 0 ′  E
Surface: 797.42 km²
of which land area: 783.64 km²
of which inland waterways: 13.78 km²
Residents : 8,980 (Dec 31, 2018)
Population density : 11.5 inhabitants / km²
Municipality number : 494
Language (s) : Finnish
Website :

Muhos [ ˈmuhɔs ] is a municipality in northern Finland. It is located around 35 km southeast of the city of Oulu in the northern Ostrobothnian countryside . Muhos speaks only Finnish.


The parish was founded in 1865 and, in addition to the church village of Muhos, includes the villages of Hyrkäs, Kurkiperä, Kylmälänkylä, Laaji, Laitasaari, Laukka, Leppiniemi, Montta, Muhosperä, Mökkikylä, Petäikkö, Pyhänsivu, Päiväroko, Sälli, Suutionkylkylkylka, Pälli, and Rautionkylkylkylk , Tuppu and Tuuru. The focus of the settlement lies along the river Oulujoki , which flows through the municipality in a wide arc in an east-west direction.

The wooden church of Muhos, built in 1634, is one of the oldest in Finland.

Muhos is the birthplace of the beauty queen Armi Kuusela (* 1934), who was named the first Miss Universe in 1952 , and the wrestler Kalle Anttila (1887–1975).


Municipal council

As is common in northern Finland, the Center Party in Muhos is the strongest political force. In contrast to many other municipalities in Northern Ostrobothnia, it does not have an absolute majority in the municipal council. In the 2012 local elections, despite losses, she received a good 40% of the vote and thus 15 of the 35 MPs. The two other major parties in the country, the conservative National Collection Party and the Social Democrats, play a subordinate role with four and three seats respectively on the municipal council. The right-wing populist True Finns with seven seats and the left-wing alliance with five MPs are also represented in the municipal council . The local voter community “Yhteislista Muhoksen sitoutumattomat” (YMS) immediately received a seat when it ran for the first time.

Composition of the municipal council (2013-2016)
Political party 2012 election results Seats
Finnish Center Party 40.7% (−4.3) 15 (−2)
True Finns 20.6% (+8.2) 7 (+3)
Left alliance 13.4% (−2.8) 5 (−1)
National rally party 10.8% (+0.7) 4 (+1)
Social democrats 9.3% (−2.1) 3 (−1)
YMS 4.4% (+4.4) 1 (+1)
Other 0.8% (+0.8) 0 (± 0)

Web links

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

Individual evidence

  1. Maanmittauslaitos (Finnish land surveying office): 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. Finnish Ministry of Justice: Results of the 2012 local elections