Hartola, Finland

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Gustav Adolfs
Hartolan kunta
Gustav Adolfs kommun
Coat of arms of Hartola
Coat of arms
Location of Hartola in Finland
Location of Hartola in Finland
Coordinates: 61°35′N 026°01′E / 61.583°N 26.017°E / 61.583; 26.017Coordinates: 61°35′N 026°01′E / 61.583°N 26.017°E / 61.583; 26.017
Country  Finland
Region Päijänne Tavastia
Sub-region Heinola sub-region
Charter 1784
 • Municipal manager Raija Peltonen
 • Density 0/km2 (0/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Website www.hartola.fi

Hartola (Swedish: Gustav Adolfs) is a municipality of Finland.

It is located in the Itä-Häme, Päijänne Tavastia region. The municipality has a population of 2,911 (31 August 2017)[1] and covers an area of 675.38 square kilometres (260.77 sq mi) of which 132.18 km2 (51.03 sq mi) is water.[2] The population density is 5.36 inhabitants per square kilometre (13.9/sq mi). Neighouring municipalities are Heinola, Joutsa, Luhanka, Pertunmaa and Sysmä.

The municipality is unilingually Finnish. The municipality is also known as "Gustav Adolfs" in Swedish documents.[6] Hartola is home to the Itä-Hämeen Museo, the regional museum for seven municipalities.

Since 1987, the town has billed itself as a sovereign royal parish based upon a 1784 proclamation by King Gustav III of Sweden creating a new parish on the eastern border of his kingdom in honor of his son, Gustav Adolf.

At every first Saturday in September, there is a fair at Hartola. The event is biggest in Finland at its genre.[7]

Municipality is also known about writer Maila Talvio's place of birth.


Results of the Finnish parliamentary election, 2011 in Hartola:


All schools those located in villages have been closed. School system in Hartola is about 140 years old. [9]

Pictures from Hartola[edit]

Lake Salajärvi in Lepsala Village, Hartola, Finland


  1. ^ a b c d e "Ennakkoväkiluku sukupuolen mukaan alueittain, elokuu 2017" (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 18 October 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Area of Finnish Municipalities 1.1.2018" (PDF). National Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 30 January 2018. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "Population according to language and the number of foreigners and land area km2 by area as of 31 December 2008". Statistics Finland's PX-Web databases. Statistics Finland. Retrieved 29 March 2009. 
  4. ^ a b "List of municipal and parish tax rates in 2011". Tax Administration of Finland. 29 November 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2011. 
  5. ^ a b c d e "Population according to age and gender by area as of 31 December 2008". Statistics Finland's PX-Web databases. Statistics Finland. Retrieved 28 April 2009. 
  6. ^ Kotimaisten kielten tutkimuskeskus :: Svenska ortnamn i Finland
  7. ^ Infopage
  8. ^ http://www.vuorenkyla.fi/ Vuorenkylä cite, finnish, village was notable in 2007 village of the year
  9. ^ http://www.koittiry.net/riihiniemen-koulun-100-vuotisjuhla History of Riihiniemi school, finnish, citation 2012

External links[edit]

Media related to Hartola at Wikimedia Commons