Huittinen

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Huittinen
Vittis
Town
Huittisten kaupunki
A view from Lauttakylä, central Huittinen
A view from Lauttakylä, central Huittinen
Coat of arms of Huittinen
Coat of arms
Location of Huittinen in Finland
Location of Huittinen in Finland
Coordinates: 61°10.5′N 022°42′E / 61.1750°N 22.700°E / 61.1750; 22.700Coordinates: 61°10.5′N 022°42′E / 61.1750°N 22.700°E / 61.1750; 22.700
Country Finland
Region Satakunta
Sub-region Pori sub-region
Charter 1865
Market town 1972
Town privileges 1977
Government
 • Town manager Jyrki Peltomaa
Area (2011-01-01)[1]
 • Total 539.59 km2 (208.34 sq mi)
 • Land 532.62 km2 (205.65 sq mi)
 • Water 6.97 km2 (2.69 sq mi)
Area rank 216th largest in Finland
Population (2014-01-31)[2]
 • Total 10,618
 • Rank 96th largest in Finland
 • Density 19.94/km2 (51.6/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Finnish 98.1% (official)
 • Swedish 0.1%
 • Others 1.8%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 15.2%
 • 15 to 64 63%
 • 65 or older 21.8%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 19.75%
Website www.huittinen.fi

Huittinen (Swedish: Vittis) is a town and municipality of Finland.

It is located in the Satakunta region. The town has a population of 10,618 (31 January 2014)[2] and covers an area of 539.59 square kilometres (208.34 sq mi) of which 6.97 km2 (2.69 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 19.94 inhabitants per square kilometre (51.6 /sq mi).

The town is unilingually Finnish.

Risto Ryti, the president of Finland in 1940–44, was born in Huittinen in 1889.

Municipality of Vampula was consolidated with Huittinen on 1 January 2009.

Politics[edit]

Results of the Finnish parliamentary election, 2011 in Huittinen:

International relations[edit]

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Huittinen is twinned with:

See also[edit]

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]

Media related to Huittinen at Wikimedia Commons