Jokioinen

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Jokioinen
Jockis
Municipality
Jokioisten kunta
The bell towered grain storehouse of Jokioinen Estates in summer 2006
The bell towered grain storehouse of Jokioinen Estates in summer 2006
Coat of arms of Jokioinen
Coat of arms
Location of Jokioinen in Finland
Location of Jokioinen in Finland
Coordinates: 60°48′N 023°29′E / 60.800°N 23.483°E / 60.800; 23.483Coordinates: 60°48′N 023°29′E / 60.800°N 23.483°E / 60.800; 23.483
Country Finland
Region Tavastia Proper
Sub-region Forssa sub-region
Charter 1873
Government
 • Municipal manager Jarmo Määttä
Area (2011-01-01)[1]
 • Total 181.95 km2 (70.25 sq mi)
 • Land 180.43 km2 (69.66 sq mi)
 • Water 1.52 km2 (0.59 sq mi)
Area rank 312th largest in Finland
Population (2014-11-30)[2]
 • Total 5,519
 • Rank 173rd largest in Finland
 • Density 30.59/km2 (79.2/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Finnish 98.3% (official)
 • Swedish 0.3%
 • Others 1.4%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 19.2%
 • 15 to 64 63.6%
 • 65 or older 17.2%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 20.5%
Climate Dfc
Website www.jokioinen.fi

Jokioinen (Swedish: Jockis) 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 5,519 (30 November 2014)[2] and covers an area of 181.95 square kilometres (70.25 sq mi) of which 1.52 km2 (0.59 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 30.59 inhabitants per square kilometre (79.2/sq mi). The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

The history of Jokioinen is tightly connected to the Jokioinen estate, which was established in 1562. The estate developed into the largest estate in Finland during the time of the provincial governor von Willebrand. At the beginning of 20th century the estate had a corn mill, saw mill, a brick factory, steel plant and a sugar and syrup factory.

Due to the crofters law of 1918 and the land reform law of 1945 the estate was split into more than 1500 homes and small farms. The rest of the estate was transferred to the ownership of the Finnish state in 1918. In 1928 the Department of Finnish Plant Breeding from Tikkurila and in 1957 the observatory from Pasila were transferred to the Jokioinen estate.

A notable tourist attraction in the region is the Jokioinen Museum Railway.

Economy[edit]

Employment structure of Jokioinen by trade at the end of 2004 was following: Services 64.9%, processing 23.3%, agriculture and forestry economics 9.6%.

Major employers[edit]

  • MTT Agrifood Research Finland: 480
  • Jokioinen municipality: 305
  • Boreal Plant Breeding Ltd: 68
  • Jokioisten Leipä Oy (bakery): 45
  • Suomen Sokeri Oy Finnsugar (sugar mill): 44
  • Pintos Oy (nail factory): 40

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%.

Villages[edit]

Haapaniemi, Jokioinen, Jänhijoki, Kiipu, Lammi, Latovainio, Minkiö, Minkiön asema (Minkiö railway station), Niemi, Ojainen, Pellilä, Saari, and Vaulammi

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 30.11.2014" (in Finnish and Swedish). Population Register Center of Finland. Retrieved 29 December 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 Jokioinen at Wikimedia Commons