Akaa

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Akaa
Ackas
Town
Akaan kaupunki
Akaa medieval stone sacristy
Akaa medieval stone sacristy
Coat of arms of Akaa
Coat of arms
Location of Akaa in Finland
Location of Akaa in Finland
Coordinates: 61°10′N 023°52′E / 61.167°N 23.867°E / 61.167; 23.867Coordinates: 61°10′N 023°52′E / 61.167°N 23.867°E / 61.167; 23.867
Country Finland
Region Pirkanmaa
Sub-region Southern Pirkanmaa sub-region
Established 2007
Seat Toijala
Government
 • Town manager Aki Viitasaari
Area(2011-01-01)[1]
 • Total 314.38 km2 (121.38 sq mi)
 • Land 293.14 km2 (113.18 sq mi)
 • Water 21.24 km2 (8.20 sq mi)
Area rank 273rd largest in Finland
Population (2014-01-31)[2]
 • Total 17,129
 • Rank 67th largest in Finland
 • Density 58.43/km2 (151.3/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Finnish 98.4% (official)
 • Swedish 0.2%
 • Others 1.4%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 19.3%
 • 15 to 64 63.6%
 • 65 or older 17.2%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 19.75%
Website www.akaa.fi

Akaa (Swedish: Ackas) is a town and a municipality in Pirkanmaa, Finland. It was created on January 1, 2007 when the town of Toijala and the municipality of Viiala were united into a single town. The municipality of Kylmäkoski was consolidated with Akaa on 1 January 2011.[6]

The convert has a population of 17,129 (31 January 2014)[2] and covers an area of 314.38 square kilometres (121.38 sq mi) of which 21.24 km2 (8.20 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 58.43 inhabitants per square kilometre (151.3 /sq mi).

Akaa, as well as the town of Toijala and the former municipality of Viiala are situated by the lake Vanajavesi, which is the most central watercourse in the Tavastia Proper region as well as in the southern parts of the Pirkanmaa region.

Akaa is also known about volleyball club Akaa-Volley.

International relations[edit]

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Akaa is twinned with:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Area by municipality as of 1 January 2011" (PDF) (in Finnish and Swedish). Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 9 March 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "VÄESTÖTIETOJÄRJESTELMÄ REKISTERITILANNE 31.1.2014" (in Finnish and Swedish). Population Register Center of Finland. Retrieved 11 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "Population according to language and the number of foreigners and land area km2 by area as of 31 December 2008". Statistics Finland's PX-Web databases. Statistics Finland. Retrieved 29 March 2009. 
  4. ^ "Population according to age and gender by area as of 31 December 2008". Statistics Finland's PX-Web databases. Statistics Finland. Retrieved 28 April 2009. 
  5. ^ "List of municipal and parish tax rates in 2011". Tax Administration of Finland. 29 November 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2011. 
  6. ^ "1.1.2011 yhdistyvien kuntien uudet nimet". Kunnat.net (in Finnish). Helsinki: Suomen Kuntaliitto. 2 July 2010. Retrieved January 1, 2011. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Akaa at Wikimedia Commons