Karvia

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Karvia
Municipality
Karvian kunta
Coat of arms of Karvia
Coat of arms
Location of Karvia in Finland
Location of Karvia in Finland
Coordinates: 62°08′N 022°33.5′E / 62.133°N 22.5583°E / 62.133; 22.5583Coordinates: 62°08′N 022°33.5′E / 62.133°N 22.5583°E / 62.133; 22.5583
Country Finland
Region Satakunta
Sub-region Pohjois-Satakunta sub-region
Charter 1865
Government
 • Municipal manager Tarja Hosiasluoma
Area (2011-01-01)[1]
 • Total 519.80 km2 (200.70 sq mi)
 • Land 501.90 km2 (193.78 sq mi)
 • Water 17.9 km2 (6.9 sq mi)
Area rank 225th largest in Finland
Population (2014-09-30)[2]
 • Total 2,491
 • Rank 261st largest in Finland
 • Density 4.96/km2 (12.8/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Finnish 98.8% (official)
 • Swedish 0.1%
 • Others 1.1%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 14%
 • 15 to 64 60.7%
 • 65 or older 25.3%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 19%
Website www.karvia.fi

Karvia is a municipality of Finland founded in 1865.

It is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Satakunta region. The population of Karvia is 2,491 (30 September 2014)[2] and the municipality covers an area of 501.90 km2 (193.78 sq mi) of which 17.90 km2 (6.91 sq mi) is inland water (1 January 2011).[1] The population density is 4.96/km2 (12.8/sq mi).

Twin town of Karvia is Viru-Nigula in Estonia since 1994.

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. 

External links[edit]

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