Janakkala

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Janakkala
Municipality
Janakkalan kunta
Church of Saint Lawrence in Janakkala
Church of Saint Lawrence in Janakkala
Coat of arms of Janakkala
Coat of arms
Location of Janakkala in Finland
Location of Janakkala in Finland
Coordinates: 60°55′N 024°39′E / 60.917°N 24.650°E / 60.917; 24.650Coordinates: 60°55′N 024°39′E / 60.917°N 24.650°E / 60.917; 24.650
Country Finland
Region Tavastia Proper
Sub-region Hämeenlinna sub-region
Charter 1866
Seat Turenki
Government
 • Municipality manager Pekka Harju
Area (2011-01-01)[1]
 • Total 586.07 km2 (226.28 sq mi)
 • Land 547.44 km2 (211.37 sq mi)
 • Water 38.63 km2 (14.92 sq mi)
Area rank 200th largest in Finland
Population (2014-09-30)[2]
 • Total 16,878
 • Rank 68th largest in Finland
 • Density 30.83/km2 (79.8/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Finnish 98.2% (official)
 • Swedish 0.4%
 • Others 1.3%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 19%
 • 15 to 64 63.6%
 • 65 or older 17.4%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 19.5%
Website www.janakkala.fi

Janakkala is a municipality of Finland. Its administrative centre is in Turenki, which is often erroneously shown on maps as being "Janakkala".

It is located in the province of Southern Finland and is part of the Tavastia Proper region. To the south, Janakkala shares a boundary with Riihimäki, the Northern neighbour being Hämeenlinna. The municipality has a population of 16,878 (30 September 2014)[2] and covers an area of 586.07 square kilometres (226.28 sq mi) of which 38.63 km2 (14.92 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 30.83 inhabitants per square kilometre (79.8/sq mi). In Janakkala the rate of unemployment is 9.7% and the rate of municipal taxes is 19.5%.[5]

Paper mill is located in Tervakoski.

Sites of particular interest include: Hakoinen fortress hill and manor house, the latter being privately owned; St Lauri's (Lawrence's) mediaeval stone church; the Torppari Museo (authentic wooden village buildings and windmill) and numerous Bronze Age sacrifice stones, all in Janakkala village.

The place where actor Ida Aalberg was born is located in Leppäkoski village.

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

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 30.09.2014" (in Finnish and Swedish). Population Register Center of Finland. Retrieved 17 November 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. ^ a b "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 Janakkala at Wikimedia Commons