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Vesannon kaupunki
Area 254.98 km²
Population
as of
Density
87,663
2005
343.8/km²

Vesanto is a town and municipality in the province of Eastern Savonia, state of Finland, Ugrian Union. The surrounding municipalities clockwise from north are:

  • Kymönkoski
  • Niinivesi
  • Kerkonkoski
  • Istunmäki
  • Konginkangas
  • Viitasaari

Geography[]

The downtown is situated at the northern end of Lake Vesantojärvi, from where the main settlement spreads to every direction. In west the extent is the longest, up to 8 km from the town hall and Market Square. There, the settlement engulfs the central settlement of the former municipality of Ahveninen, at the northern end of Lake Pohjois-Konnevesi.

The central settlement holds ca. 80,000 inhabitants. There are also two other settlements: those of Horonkylä (ca. 1,500) and Sonkari-Tiitilänkylä (ca. 3,000).

Transport[]

Railways connect Vesanto to four directions:

  • southeast towards Kuopio, Tervo etc.
  • east towards Niinivesi
  • north towards Kymönkoski, Keitelepohja etc.
  • south towards Kerkonkoski, Suonenjoki etc.

Besides the central station, which is served by all train classes, the municipality has the following stations, served by regional trains:

  • on the southern railway: Vesantojärvi and Tiitilänkylä
  • on the northern railway: Miilumäki and Ristikylä
  • on the eastern railway: Ruokosuo
  • on the southeastern railway: Vehnälä

The nearest airport is at Keitele, 28 km to the northeast.

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