Kärkölä

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Kärkölä
Municipality
Kärkölän kunta
Coat of arms of Kärkölä
Coat of arms
Location of Kärkölä in Finland
Location of Kärkölä in Finland
Coordinates: 60°52′N 025°16.5′E / 60.867°N 25.2750°E / 60.867; 25.2750Coordinates: 60°52′N 025°16.5′E / 60.867°N 25.2750°E / 60.867; 25.2750
Country Finland
Region Päijänne Tavastia
Sub-region Lahti sub-region
Charter 1865
Seat Järvelä
Government
 • Municipal manager Seppo Huldén
Area(2011-01-01)[1]
 • Total 259.31 km2 (100.12 sq mi)
 • Land 256.47 km2 (99.02 sq mi)
 • Water 2.84 km2 (1.10 sq mi)
Area rank 285th largest in Finland
Population (2014-01-31)[2]
 • Total 4,798
 • Rank 195th largest in Finland
 • Density 18.71/km2 (48.5/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Finnish 96.9% (official)
 • Swedish 0.3%
 • Others 2.8%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 16.7%
 • 15 to 64 65.6%
 • 65 or older 17.7%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 20.25%
Website www.karkola.fi

Kärkölä is a municipality of Finland. Its seat is in Järvelä.

It is located in the province of Southern Finland and is part of the Päijänne Tavastia region. The municipality has a population of 4,798 (31 January 2014)[2] and covers an area of 259.31 square kilometres (100.12 sq mi) of which 2.84 km2 (1.10 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 18.71 inhabitants per square kilometre (48.5 /sq mi).

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 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]

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