Karkkila

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Karkkila
KarkkilaHögfors
Town
Karkkilan kaupunkiHögfors stad
Helvar Oy main office in Karkkila
Helvar Oy main office in Karkkila
Coat of arms of Karkkila
Coat of arms
Location of Karkkila in Finland
Location of Karkkila in Finland
Coordinates: 60°32′N 024°13′E / 60.533°N 24.217°E / 60.533; 24.217Coordinates: 60°32′N 024°13′E / 60.533°N 24.217°E / 60.533; 24.217
Country Finland
Region Uusimaa
Sub-region Helsinki sub-region
Charter 1932
Town 1977
Government
 • City manager Minna Karhunen
Area (2011-01-01)[1]
 • Total 255.31 km2 (98.58 sq mi)
 • Land 242.36 km2 (93.58 sq mi)
 • Water 12.95 km2 (5.00 sq mi)
Area rank 287th largest in Finland
Population (2014-09-30)[2]
 • Total 8,942
 • Rank 116th largest in Finland
 • Density 36.9/km2 (96/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Finnish 96.1% (official)
 • Swedish 0.7%
 • Others 3.2%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 16.8%
 • 15 to 64 65.3%
 • 65 or older 17.9%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 20.25%
Urbanisation 88.4%
Unemployment rate 7.8%
Website www.karkkila.fi

Karkkila (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈkɑrkːilɑ]; Swedish: Högfors) is a town and a municipality of Finland.

Geography[edit]

It is located in the province of Southern Finland and is part of the Uusimaa region. The municipality has a population of 8,942 (30 September 2014)[2] and the municipality covers an area of 255.31 square kilometres (98.58 sq mi) of which 12.95 square kilometres (5.00 sq mi) is inland water (2011-01-01).[1] The population density is 37 inhabitants per square kilometre (96/sq mi) (30 September 2014).

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

Politics[edit]

Results of the Finnish parliamentary election, 2011 in Karkkila:

Personalities[edit]

International relations[edit]

Twin towns - Sister cities[edit]

Karkkila is a member of the Douzelage, a unique town twinning association of 24 towns across the European Union. This active town twinning began in 1991 and there are regular events, such as a produce market from each of the other countries and festivals.[6][7] Discussions regarding membership are also in hand with three further towns (Agros in Cyprus, Škofja Loka in Slovenia, and Tryavna in Bulgaria).

Spain Altea, Spain - 1991
Germany Bad Kötzting, Germany - 1991
Italy Bellagio, Italy - 1991
Republic of Ireland Bundoran, Ireland - 1991
France Granville, France - 1991
Denmark Holstebro, Denmark - 1991
Belgium Houffalize, Belgium - 1991
Netherlands Meerssen, the Netherlands - 1991
Luxembourg Niederanven, Luxembourg - 1991
Greece Preveza, Greece - 1991
Portugal Sesimbra, Portugal - 1991
United Kingdom Sherborne, United Kingdom - 1991
Finland Karkkila, Finland - 1997
Sweden Oxelösund, Sweden - 1998
Austria Judenburg, Austria - 1999
Poland Chojna, Poland - 2004
Hungary Kőszeg, Hungary - 2004
Latvia Sigulda, Latvia - 2004
Czech Republic Sušice, Czech Republic - 2004
Estonia Türi, Estonia - 2004
Slovakia Zvolen, Slovakia - 2007
Lithuania Prienai, Lithuania - 2008
Malta Marsaskala, Malta - 2009
Romania Siret, Romania - 2010

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. ^ "List of municipal and parish tax rates in 2011". Tax Administration of Finland. 29 November 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2011. 
  6. ^ "Douzelage.org: Home". www.douzelage.org. Retrieved 2009-10-21. 
  7. ^ "Douzelage.org: Member Towns". www.douzelage.org. Retrieved 2009-10-21. 

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