Spa town in Finland
Ikaalinen is a town and municipality of Finland.
It is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Pirkanmaa region. The town has a population of 7,140 (31 August 2017) and covers an area of 750.37 square kilometres (289.72 sq mi) of which 93.16 km2 (35.97 sq mi) is water. The population density is 9.52 inhabitants per square kilometre (24.7/sq mi).
The Seitseminen national park is partly located in the municipality.
Ikaalinen is an old tourist attraction in Finland. Its spa tradition dates back to the last century and folk music, especially accordion music is one of its traditions. Its beautiful landscape has always fascinated visitors.
During the last decades Ikaalinen developed into a versatile service centre with good business, educational and recreational facilities. Today about 55% of the population earns its living from the service sector and 15% from agriculture, which has always provided an important source of income.