Jeppo (village)

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Location in Finland
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Jeppo (Finnish: Jepua) is a former municipality of Finland, now a village of Nykarleby.[1] The population is about 1,100; 82% of whom are Swedish-speaking.[2]

KWH Mirka has a factory here that produces coated and non-woven abrasives.[3]

The village is twinned with the Emmaboda Municipality, Sweden.

History[edit]

The original settlement was known as Epu.[4] In 1548 there were 189 inhabitants including 26 farmers. The church was opened in 1861.[4] In 1970, 84.5% of inhabitants were Swedish-speaking and 15.4% Finnish-speaking, thus the former municipality was bilingual. That municipality merged into Nykarleby in 1975.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jepua Map — Satellite Images of Jepua", Maplandia.com, accessed 23 February 2008
  2. ^ "Välkommen till Jeppo församlings hemsida!", Jeppo församling, accessed 24 February 2008
  3. ^ "KWH Group Ltd", KWH Pipe, accessed 24 February 2008
  4. ^ a b "Jeppo Church", Jeppo församling, accessed 23 February 2008

Coordinates: 63°24′N 22°37′E / 63.400°N 22.617°E / 63.400; 22.617