Hartola (Finland)

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Hartola
Gustav Adolfs
Municipality
Hartolan kunta
Coat of arms of Hartola
Coat of arms
Location of Hartola in Finland
Location of Hartola in Finland
Coordinates: 61°35′N 026°01′E / 61.583°N 26.017°E / 61.583; 26.017Coordinates: 61°35′N 026°01′E / 61.583°N 26.017°E / 61.583; 26.017
Country Finland
Region Päijänne Tavastia
Sub-region Heinola sub-region
Charter 1784
Government
 • Municipal manager Raija Peltonen
 • Density 0/km2 (0/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Website www.hartola.fi

Hartola (Swedish: Gustav Adolfs) is a municipality of Finland.

It is located in the Päijänne Tavastia region. The municipality has a population of 3,209 (31 January 2014)[1] and covers an area of 675.38 square kilometres (260.77 sq mi) of which 132.18 km2 (51.03 sq mi) is water.[2] The population density is 5.91 inhabitants per square kilometre (15.3 /sq mi). Neighouring municipalities: Heinola, Joutsa, Luhanka, Pertunmaa and Sysmä.

The municipality is unilingually Finnish. The municipality is also known as "Gustav Adolfs" in Swedish documents.[5] Hartola is home to the Itä-Hämeen Museo, the regional museum for seven municipalities.

Since 1987, the town has billed itself as a sovereign royal parish based upon a 1784 proclamation by King Gustav III of Sweden creating a new parish on the eastern border of his kingdom in honor of his son, Gustav Adolf.

At every first Saturday in September, there is a fair at Hartola. Happening is biggest in Finland at its genre.[6]

Municipality is also known about writer Maila Talvio's place of birth.


Politics[edit]

Results of the Finnish parliamentary election, 2011 in Hartola:

Villages[edit]

  • Hangastaipale
  • Koitti
  • Kuivajärvi
  • Murakka
  • Nokka
  • Putkijärvi
  • Siltasuo
  • Vuorenkylä

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "VÄESTÖTIETOJÄRJESTELMÄ REKISTERITILANNE 31.1.2014" (in Finnish and Swedish). Population Register Center of Finland. Retrieved 11 February 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Area by municipality as of 1 January 2011" (PDF) (in Finnish and Swedish). Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 9 March 2011. 
  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. ^ "List of municipal and parish tax rates in 2011". Tax Administration of Finland. 29 November 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2011. 
  5. ^ Kotimaisten kielten tutkimuskeskus :: Svenska ortnamn i Finland
  6. ^ Infopage

External links[edit]

Media related to Hartola at Wikimedia Commons