Kauhava is a town and municipality of Finland. It is part of the Southern Ostrobothnia region, 400 kilometres (250 mi) northwest of Helsinki and by the main railway from Helsinki to Oulu. The town has a population of 15,319 (31 December 2021)[2] and covers an area of 1,328.09 square kilometres (512.78 sq mi) of which 14.63 km2 (5.65 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 11.66 inhabitants per square kilometre (30.2/sq mi).

Kauhavan kaupunki
Kauhava stad
The Kauhava library
Location of Kauhava in Finland
Coordinates: 63°06′N 023°04′E
Country Finland
RegionSouthern Ostrobothnia
Sub-regionSeinäjoki sub-region
City rights1986
  Town managerMarkku Lumio
  Total1,328.09 km2 (512.78 sq mi)
  Land1,313.74 km2 (507.24 sq mi)
  Water14.63 km2 (5.65 sq mi)
  Rank52nd largest in Finland
  Rank72nd largest in Finland
  Density11.66/km2 (30.2/sq mi)
Population by native language
  Finnish98.8% (official)
Population by age
  0 to 1415.3%
  15 to 6455.4%
  65 or older29.4%
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+03:00 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]21.75%

The popular amusement park, PowerPark, is located in Alahärmä, Kauhava.[6]

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

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