Kankaanpää is a city in Finland, located in the province of
Satakunta. Kankaanpää belongs to the North Satakunta region. The
city has a population of 11,234 and an area of 704.74 km2, of
which 15.11 km2 are water bodies. The population density is 16.29
inhabitants / km2.
The coat of arms was designed by Carolus Lindberg and confirmed in 1951.
Kankaanpää is home to the Kankaanpää Rehabilitation Center, the Kuninkaanlähti underground swimming pool and caravan area, as well as the Niinisalo garrison, where the Pori Brigade, among others, operates.
The wooden church in Kankaanpää was designed by architect C. L. Engel and was completed in 1839. In addition, Niinisalo has a parish house completed in 1965. Other notable buildings are the town hall (1967), the parish center (1971) and the sports center (1970−1975) designed by Kaija and Heikki Siren, which includes a swimming pool, as well as the Kankaanpää Office Center (1992) and the Kankaanpää Art School (1995) designed by the Architect Kouvo & Partanen. In 2000, the City of Kankaanpää was awarded the Finnish Association of Architects' SAFA Award for long-term and exemplary activities for an aesthetically high-quality and sustainable environment.
The neighboring municipalities of Kankaanpää are Honkajoki, Ikaalinen, Jämijärvi, Karvia, Parkano, Pomarkku, Pori, Sastamala and Siikainen. The former neighboring municipalities are Ikaalinen countryside, Lavia and Suodenniemi.
The municipality of Honkajoki will join the city of Kankaanpää at the beginning of 2021.