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Haapakosken kunta
Area 140.1 km²
Population
as of
Density
13,766
Dec -05
98,3/km²


Haapakoski is a municipality in the province of Western Savonia, in Finland.

The surrounding municipalities are clockwise from north: Suontee, Jäppilä Rural Municipality, Pieksämäki, Naarajärvi and Paltanen.

Geography[]

There are two areas of dense population:

  • Haapakoski (Proper) with 9,500 inhabitants
  • Hukankoski with 2,200 inhabitants

The other 2,100 people live in the villages:

  • Kumpunen (~500)
  • Leppämäki (~300)
  • Vemmellahti (~200)
  • Mykänmäki (~200)
  • Ruokolahti (~200)
  • Isokylä (~200)
  • Surnui (~100)
  • Pitkäkangas (~100)
  • Maijoo (~100)
  • Itäkylä (~100)
  • Vämppäänkylä (~100)

Transport[]

Savonian Railway goes through the municipality. Inside the borders there are two railway stations: Haapakoski and Hukankoski. Some trains of VR going from Pieksämäki towards Kuopio stop at Haapakoski railway station, while the trains of Sigone company stop on both stations.

There are regular bus connections from the municipal center to the villages, as well as the municipalities of Rautalampi, Suonenjoki, Suontee, Pieksämäki, Jäppilä, Hankasalmi, Paltanen, Naarajärvi and Varkaus.

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