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Alavus is a municipality of Finland.

It is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Etelä-Pohjanmaa region. The municipality has a population of 9846 and covers an area of 843,1 km² of which 52,46 km² is water. The population density is 12,321 inhabitants per km².

The municipality is unilingual Finnish.

Alavus has 60 lakes with 324 km of shoreline.

Agriculture and forestry employ a significant share of the population. Most of the industry in Alavus is related to construction: materials, design and contractors.

See also: Municipalities of Western Finland

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