Humppila

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Humppila
Municipality
Humppilan kunta
The Humppila church in summer 2006
The Humppila church in summer 2006
Coat of arms of Humppila
Coat of arms
Location of Humppila in Finland
Location of Humppila in Finland
Coordinates: 60°55.5′N 023°22′E / 60.9250°N 23.367°E / 60.9250; 23.367Coordinates: 60°55.5′N 023°22′E / 60.9250°N 23.367°E / 60.9250; 23.367
Country Finland
Region Tavastia Proper
Sub-region Forssa sub-region
Charter 1874
Government
 • Municipal manager Esko Tonteri
Area (2011-01-01)[1]
 • Total 148.59 km2 (57.37 sq mi)
 • Land 147.94 km2 (57.12 sq mi)
 • Water 0.65 km2 (0.25 sq mi)
Area rank 320th largest in Finland
Population (2014-01-31)[2]
 • Total 2,495
 • Rank 267th largest in Finland
 • Density 16.86/km2 (43.7/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Finnish 98.9% (official)
 • Swedish 0.2%
 • Others 0.9%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 17.5%
 • 15 to 64 62%
 • 65 or older 20.5%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 20.5%
Website www.humppila.fi

Humppila is a municipality of Finland.

It is located in the province of Southern Finland and is part of the Tavastia Proper region. The municipality has a population of 2,495 (31 January 2014)[2] and covers an area of 148.59 square kilometres (57.37 sq mi) of which 0.65 km2 (0.25 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 16.86 inhabitants per square kilometre (43.7 /sq mi).

Neighbour municipalities are Forssa, Jokioinen, Ypäjä, Loimaa, Punkalaidun and Urjala.

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

The municipality owes the essence of its development to the arrival of the Turku–Toijala railway in 1876. Today, Humppila remains a stop for trains using this line and the once closed railway station has been reopened for passengers.

From 1898 until 1974, Humppila was the starting point of the narrow gauge Jokioinen Railway, a 22-kilometre (14 mi) line to the town of Forssa. Today the remaining 15 kilometres (9 mi) of this line make the Jokioinen Museum Railway.

Villages[edit]

Vitikka, Huhtaa, Humppila, Koivisto, Murto, Taipale, Venäjä and Myllynkulma

Economy[edit]

Major employers in Humppila are the Humppila municipality, Kenkämaailma (shoe retail), Humppilan Osuuspankki (banking), Iittala Group Humppila Glassworks, and Maviteknik Oy (engineering). Employment structure by trade at the end of 2004 was following: Agriculture and forestry economics 16.3%, industry 22.0%, services 58.5%, unknown 3.2%.

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 Humppila at Wikimedia Commons