Parkano is a town and municipality in Finland.
The population of Parkano is 6,975 (September 30, 2012) and the municipality covers an area of 852.16 km2 (329.02 sq mi) of which 57.50 km2 (22.20 sq mi) is inland water (January 1, 2011). The population density is 8.19 /km2 (21.2 /sq mi).
The municipality is unilingual Finnish.
The most famous person to live in Parkano is probably "the baron of Parkano", Gustav Wrede af Elimä