Facts and statistical information

Town of Kangasala

Founded in 1865
Consolidation with the municipality of Sahalahti in 2005
Consolidation with the municipality of Kuhmalahti in 2011


Situated in the region of Pirkanmaa.
Neighbouring towns and municipalities: Tampere, Orivesi, Kuhmoinen, Padasjoki, Pälkäne, Valkeakoski and Lempäälä.


City Council: 51 members
City Board: 9 members

Number of inhabitants

33 127  (4/2023)

Total area

870.85 km2, of which 212.83 km2 is covered by water (24 %)
Lakes 411 (size over 100 m2)


8 658 jobs and 2 087 enterprises (2021)
Employment rate:  78.9 %
Biggest employers : Hämeen Rakennuskone Oy, Rakennusliike Tikirak Oy, Senop Oy, Blue Import BIM Oy, Maatori Oy, Rakennusliike J. Malm Oy, Löytötex Oy,  Artekno-Yhtiöt, Linkosuo Oy, Raudoitus P. Rintala Oy.


18 publicly owned day care centers
16 comprehensive schools
1 upper secondary school (Kangasalan lukio)
1 vocational school (Tredu)

Other information

Income tax rate 8.36 % (2023)
Holiday homes: approx. 4,600
Five ridges: The Keisarinharju ridge, the Vehoniemi ridge, the Kirkkoharju ridge, the Kuohunharju ridge and the Haralanharju ridge
Three large lakes: the Roine, the Längelmävesi and the Vesijärvi