City of Keuruu

A LITTLE HISTORY OF KEURUU

Keuruu is a city of waters and forests.

It gained its first permanent inhabitants in the 1560s after Gustav Vaasa had given his mighty order to inhabit the wilderness. The wilderness holdings of the people of Satakunta and Häme were dominated by Savonian plantations, for which the untouched forests of the area provided the most ideal living conditions.

The independent parish of Keuruu became in 1628.
Previously, it had belonged to the administrative parishes of Pirkkala and Ruovesi. The southern parts of Keuruu instead belonged to Häme. It was not until the founding of Vaasa County in 1776 that the area was administratively united.

Keuruu, the second largest municipality in Central Finland, has over time handed over its territories to many parishes. Both the municipalities of Multia and Pihlajavesi have been separated from it, the latter rejoining its mistress in 1969.
The city of Keuruu became in 1986.

Keuruu currently has about 10,000 inhabitants, of which 7,000 live in the city center of Keuruu.

Most of the center of Keuruu is built on four islands. ( Lapinsalmi bridge ). & nbsp; The largest of these, the so-called According to their name, e.g. Churches in Keuruu. ( Churches in the middle of the village )

There are three agglomerations: Keuruu Haapamäki and Pihlajaveden station

COAT OF AREAS

A black church boat in a silver upper plaza and crossed threshing bars in the red lower field.

Designed by Olof Eriksson

CITY OF KEURU

Keuruu combines rural comfort with the region’s diverse services – everything is close by.

There’s still room for dreams! The region’s services are being actively developed in cooperation with entrepreneurs.

The plot offers modern downtown living, stunning waterfront areas, & nbsp; lush countryside and vibrant villages.

Keuruu is a vibrant and forward-looking city.

FACTS

Founded in 1652, the city was established in 1986

POPULATION (12/2018) – 9,919 people

INCOME TAX PERCENTAGE 2015 – 21.50 %

EV.LUT. CHURCH INCOME PERCENTAGE 2015 – 1.70%

ORTHODOX CHURCH INCOME PERCENTAGE 2015 – 1.95%

PROVINCE – & nbsp; Central Finland

AREA
Total area 1 430.56 km²
* land 1 258.02 km²
* inland 172.54 km²

Number of summer cottages (December 31, 2013) – 1,954

There are 316 lakes in Keuruu, the largest of which are: Keurusselkä-Ukonselkä (combined), Pihlajavesi, Liesjärvi.

Title Types: & nbsp; Fire Tip, Forest Star, Church Grass

STATISTICS CENTER, municipal portal Keuruu

JÄRVIWIKI – Keuruu