Coat of arms of Kauhajoki.
Kauhajoki is a municipality of Finland. ||-||}The municipalities ( kunta in Finnish, kommun in Swedish) represent the local level of administration in Finland and Finland, officially the Republic of Finland ( is a Nordic country situated in the Fennoscandian region of northern Europe.
It is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Southern Ostrobothnia region. The state of Finland consists of 6 provinces ( Finnish: läänit, Swedish: län) The Province of Western Finland is a province of Finland. It borders the provinces of Oulu, Eastern Finland and Southern Finland. South Ostrobothnia is one of the 20 regions (fi maakunta / sv landskap) of Finland. Finland is divided into 20 regions ( maakunta in Finnish, landskap in Swedish) The municipality has a population of 14,596 (2003) and covers an area of 1,315. 46 km² of which 15. Square Kilometre ( US spelling square kilometer) symbol km2, is a decimal multiple of the SI unit of 68 km² is water. The population density is 11. Population density (in agriculture standing stock and Standing crop) is a measurement of Population per unit area or unit volume 1 inhabitants per km².
The municipality is unilingually Finnish. Finnish ( or suomen kieli) is the language spoken by the majority of the population in Finland (92% As of 2006) and by ethnic Finns outside
During the Winter War Kauhajoki hosted the Finnish parliament. The Winter War (Talvisota Советско-финляндская война - official Зимняя война - unofficial Vinterkriget began when the
Some internationally successful Kauhajokian sports figures include:
- Jouko Salomäki, the 1984 Olympic Champion in Greco-Roman wrestling, was born in Kauhajoki. The 1984 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXIII Olympiad, were an International Multi-sport event held in Los Angeles, Greco-Roman wrestling is a style of Amateur wrestling that is practiced throughout the world
- Kaarlo Maaninka, the 1980 Olympic silver and bronze medalist in long distance running, lives in Kauhajoki. Kaarlo Hannes Maaninka (born December 25, 1953) is a former Finnish long distance runner. The 1980 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXII Olympiad, were an International Multi-sport event held in Moscow in the Soviet He also represented the town's sports club Kauhajoen Karhu during his career.
- Vesa Hietalahti, the 2003 World Championships silver medalist in biathlon, was born and lives in Kauhajoki. Vesa Hietalahti (born September 27, 1969 in Kauhajoki) is a former Finnish biathlete Career World The 9th World Championships in Athletics, under the auspices of the International Association of Athletics Federations, were held from 23 August to He also represented the town's sports club Kauhajoen Karhu throughout his career.
- Heli Koivula-Kruger, the 2002 European Championships silver medalist in triple jump, was born in Kauhajoki. Heli Maarit Kruger (née Koivula, born June 27, 1975) is a Finnish former Track & field athlete from Vaasa. The 18th European Championships in Athletics were held from August 6 to August 11, 2002 in the Olympic Stadium of Munich She also represented the town's sports club Kauhajoen Karhu throughout her career.
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