Föglö

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Föglö
Municipality
Föglö kommun
Föglö Church
Föglö Church
Coat of arms of Föglö
Coat of arms
Location of Föglö in Finland
Location of Föglö in Finland
Föglö is located in Åland
Föglö
Föglö
Location in Åland Islands
Coordinates: 60°01′50″N 020°23′15″E / 60.03056°N 20.38750°E / 60.03056; 20.38750Coordinates: 60°01′50″N 020°23′15″E / 60.03056°N 20.38750°E / 60.03056; 20.38750
Country Finland
Region Åland
Sub-region Archipelago sub-region
Government
 • Municipal manager Niklas Eriksson
Area(2011-01-01)[1]
 • Total 1,869.02 km2 (721.63 sq mi)
 • Land 134.78 km2 (52.04 sq mi)
 • Water 1,734.24 km2 (669.59 sq mi)
Area rank 47th largest in Finland
Population (2014-01-31)[2]
 • Total 495
 • Rank 329th largest in Finland
 • Density 3.67/km2 (9.5/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Swedish 90.6% (official)
 • Finnish 3.1%
 • Others 6.3%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 14.9%
 • 15 to 64 60.1%
 • 65 or older 25%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 17.25%
Website www.foglo.ax

Föglö is an island municipality of Åland, an autonomous territory of Finland.

The municipality has a population of 495 (31 January 2014)[2] and covers an area of 1,869.02 square kilometres (721.63 sq mi) of which 1,734.24 km2 (669.59 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 3.67 inhabitants per square kilometre (9.5 /sq mi). The municipality is unilingually Swedish, yet in the last decade there has been some immigration from Estonia and Latvia due to the need of employees at the fish farms, the main industry in Föglö. The municipality is connected only by ferries to Lumparland which has road connection to Mariehamn, and by ferries to Kumlinge where there is a ferry to mainland Finland. There are plans to build a road tunnel to Lemland, likely to be opened around 2015.[citation needed]

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. 

External links[edit]

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