Hämeenkyrö

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Hämeenkyrö
HämeenkyröTavastkyro
Municipality
Hämeenkyrön kunta
Tavastkyro kommun
The birth-place of Finnish Nobel laureate Frans Emil Sillanpää
The birth-place of Finnish Nobel laureate Frans Emil Sillanpää
Coat of arms of Hämeenkyrö
Coat of arms
Location of Hämeenkyrö in Finland
Location of Hämeenkyrö in Finland
Coordinates: 61°38′N 023°12′E / 61.633°N 23.200°E / 61.633; 23.200Coordinates: 61°38′N 023°12′E / 61.633°N 23.200°E / 61.633; 23.200
Country Finland
Region Pirkanmaa
Sub-region Northwestern Pirkanmaa sub-region
Government
 • Municipality manager Kari Häkämies
Area(2011-01-01)[1]
 • Total 505.10 km2 (195.02 sq mi)
 • Land 463.76 km2 (179.06 sq mi)
 • Water 41.34 km2 (15.96 sq mi)
Area rank 230th largest in Finland
Population (2014-01-31)[2]
 • Total 10,538
 • Rank 100th largest in Finland
 • Density 22.72/km2 (58.8/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Finnish 99% (official)
 • Swedish 0.1%
 • Others 0.9%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 18%
 • 15 to 64 63.8%
 • 65 or older 18.2%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 20%
Website www.hameenkyro.fi

Hämeenkyrö (Swedish: Tavastkyro) is a municipality of Finland.

It is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Pirkanmaa region. The municipality has a population of 10,538 (31 January 2014)[2] and covers an area of 505.10 square kilometres (195.02 sq mi) of which 41.34 km2 (15.96 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 22.72 inhabitants per square kilometre (58.8 /sq mi).

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

Frans Eemil Sillanpää, a famous Finnish writer and a Nobel Laureate in Literature, was born in Hämeenkyrö.

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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