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keitele lake

Suolahti

Suolahti, was a former town and municipality of Finland. It is located next to Lake Keitele in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Central Finland region. Suolahti consolidated to Äänekoski together with Sumiainen in 2007.

Suolahden kaupunki
CitySuolahti (1977)
Administrative ProvinceWestern Finland
Population
 - Total (2003-12-31)
 - Density

5,519
95/km²

History

First mentions of Suolahti are from 16th century but the name became stable describing population of 100-150 village residents in the end of the last century. The village before that was known as Village of Paadentaipale. Opening of railroad 1898 industrialized Village of Suolahti and increased waterborne traffic in Keitele. Same year steam-mill started operating which was soon to be followed other indrustal facalities. This speeded up population and other city development. In first three decades of 20th century population increased to two thousand. It gained town status in a 1977.

Figures

area
Terrority
Territorial waters

Population (31.12.2002)
Age structure (31.12.2002)
0 - 14
15 - 64
65 - 74
75 -

Employment (31.12.2002)
Preproduction
Processing
Services
Unknown

Unemployment 2002
67.46 km²
57.87 km²
9.59 km²

5,519

16.36%
66.99%
10.13%
6.52%

2,813
8
1,575
1,191
39

16.2%

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