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Haapavesi is a municipality of Finland. The municipalities (kunta in Finnish, kommun in Swedish) represent the local level of self government in Finland and also act as the basic regional administrative units of the country. ...


It is located in the province of Oulu and is part of the Northern Ostrobothnia region. The municipality has a population of 7,818 and covers an area of 1,085.79 km² of which 38.14 km² is water. The population density is 7.2 inhabitants per km². Finland consists of 6 provinces (Finnish: läänit, Swedish: län). ... Northern Ostrobothnia is a region (maakunta / landskap) of Finland. ... Finland is divided into 20 regions (maakunta/landskap in Finnish/Swedish). ...


The municipality is unilingually Finnish.


The town of 8 000 people is most known of the Haapavesi Folk Music Festival, which gathers fantastic folkmusicians together from all over the world. Haapavesi is also known for its great skiiers.


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Siikalatvan seutukunta (188 words)
Haapavesi, named as the pearl of Ostrobotnia, has shining landscapes with hills and lakes, from which Lake of Ainali is one of the most important bird lakes in Finland.
Haapavesi Folk is an international music festival and Hintan Soitto fills the air with joyful sounds of Finnish folk music.
Haapavesi is also nominated to the hometown of Finnish national instrument, Kantele.
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