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Lapua City

City administration 2021

City council 2017 – 2021 / 35 members

Chairman Esa Rintala (Center Party)
1 vice Chairman Kai Pöntinen (Coalition Party)
2 vice Chairman Markus Tattari (Christian Cemocrats)

Council Members: Center Party 14, Coalition Party 13, True Finns 3, Christian Democrats 2, Social Democrats 2, Left League 1

Local government 2021/ 11 members

Chairman Panu Lahdensuo (Coalition Party)
1 vice Chairman Pekka Kivisaari (Center Party)
2 vice Chairman Riitta Kangasluoma (True Finns)

City management group 2021

Mayor Satu Kankare
Director of Finance and Administration  Vilppu Muuronen
Technical Director Anu Muurimäki
Director of Education and Culture Mika Kamunen
Director of  Social Welfare AffairsTerhi Haapala

General information

Church parish founded Year 1581
County established Year 1865
Town status established Year 1964
City status established Year 1977

Area

Land area 737.5 km2
Water area 13.6 km2
Combined 751.1 km2
of which the city owns 26,9 km2

Area classification

Large area: West-Finland
Region: South Ostrobothnia
Local region: Seinäjoki region
Economic and
Development centre : South Ostrobothnia
Jurisdictional district: Lapua jurisdictional district
Diocese: Lapua diocese

Population in numbers

Year Population

1980 14 567
1990 14 579
2000 14 055
2005 14 081
2010 14 428
2019 14 273
2020 14 221

 

Population age %

1985199520002005201020152019
0-14 Years20.719.318.318.418.319.318,2
15-64 Years63.863.363.062.362.258.857,7
Over 64 Years15.517.418.719.319.521.924,1

Workforce

EMPLOYED %19952000200520102017
Primary production15.811.210.69.58.0
Manufacturing31.934.731.431.530.8
Services48.950.055.958.159.5
Unknown3.42.92.01.31.7
Working in the region90.186.984.681.980.3

Distances

Helsinki 375 km
Turku 318 km
Vaasa 80 km
Seinäjoki 25 km
Tampere 205 km
Main airport, Vaasa 70 km
Seinäjoki airport, Ilmajoki 42 km
Railway station yes
Port, Vaasa 85 km

Lapua twin towns

Hohenlockstedt, Germany
Lantana, USA
Rakvere, Estonia
Kiskörös, Hungary
(County Louth, Ireland)

Cultural and free time services

VANHA PAUKKU CULTURAL CENTRE, Vanhan Paukun tie 1

City Library , Cartridge Art Gallery, Lapua Cartridge Factory Museum, Ostrobothnian Photography Centre, Pyhälahti Photography Museum, Restaurant Iso Prässi , Café Patruuna, Alajoki Hall, Music Institute, Folk Academy

Memorial Chapel
Cinema
Lapua Art museum
Lapua Movement Museum
Small industries and shops
Theatre Lapua

PATRUUNA-AREENA, Kustaa Tiitun tie 12
– exercise hall for football, baseball and athletics:

JOKILAAKSO GARDENS, Siiriläntie 3

– a park-like area covering more than 2 hectares
– an area with more than 6 000 established plants
– Nukkeruusu Summer Café

SIMPSIÖ OUTDOOR CENTRE/ SKI CENTRE
– 5 slopes, training slope, sled hill,
– half-pipe meeting international standards
– jumping hill K-55 m
– upper and lower cafés
– illuminated ski tracks/trails
– caravan site and cottage area
– football pitch
– marked trail
– observation tower

SPORTS CENTRE, Urheilukatu 6

Recreational Swimming Pool
Outdoor Swimming Arena
Sports House
Central athletic ground
Finnish baseball field
Tennis courts (2)
Ice Rink

OTHERS:
Training hall Patruuna-areena, Saarenkangas Beach, Illuminated Jogging Tracks, Sports Grounds , Skating Rinks , Football Pitches , Camping Site, Youth house, Go-Cart Track, Horse Trotting Track, Latosaari Dance Hall, Luhurikka Dancing Place, Model Plane Area, Latosaari Traffic Park, Lake Hirvijärvi Recreation Area

For details on current events in Lapua

Contact: Tourist Information, Address: Vanhan Paukun tie 1
-Tel. +358 (0)6 438 4111 or +358 (0)6 438 4582
info@lapua.fi

City service centres

+358(0)6438 4111/ switchboard

www.lapua.fi

firstname.lastname@lapua.fi

ADMINISTRATION CENTRE, Valtuustontie 8, City Hall
City Council, City Board
Entrepreneur Centre, Poutuntie 8
Rural Board

TECHNICAL CENTRE, Poutuntie 8
Technical Board and Environment Board

SOCIAL WELFARE  OPERATIONS CENTRE,  Liuhtarintie 2
Board of  Social Welfare Affairs and Operations
Health Care Centre, Sairaalantie, Tel: 06-438 4811

EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL CENTRE, Valtuustontie 8
Board of Education and Culture
Leisure-Time Board
Urheilukatu 6