Place:Orivesi, Häme, Finland

Coordinates61.683°N 24.35°E
Located inHäme, Finland
Also located inPirkanmaa, Länsi-Suomi, Finland    
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Orivesi is a town and a municipality of Finland. It was founded in 1869.[1]

It is part of the Pirkanmaa region. The municipality has a population of[2] and covers an area of of which is water.[3] The population density is .

Neighbouring municipalities are Juupajoki, Jämsä, Kangasala, Kuhmoinen, Ruovesi and Tampere.

The municipality is unilingually Finnish. The name Orivesi means literally "stallion water".

The municipality of Eräjärvi was consolidated with Orivesi in 1973. A part of the municipality of Längelmäki was consolidated with Orivesi in 2007.

Orivesi is mostly known for its Oriveden Opisto art school. The town center of Orivesi is located by the lake Längelmävesi.

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