Kronoby

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Kronoby
KronobyKruunupyy
Municipality
Kronoby kommun
Kruunupyyn kunta
Kronoby riverside
Kronoby riverside
Coat of arms of Kronoby
Coat of arms
Location of Kronoby in Finland
Location of Kronoby in Finland
Coordinates: 63°43.5′N 023°02′E / 63.7250°N 23.033°E / 63.7250; 23.033Coordinates: 63°43.5′N 023°02′E / 63.7250°N 23.033°E / 63.7250; 23.033
Country Finland
Region Ostrobothnia
Sub-region Jakobstad sub-region
Charter 1607
Government
 • Municipal Manager Michael Djupsjöbacka
 • Municipal Council Chairwoman Marketta Widjeskog
 • Municipal Administration Chairman Hans-Erik Lindgren
Area(2011-01-01)[1]
 • Total 752.64 km2 (290.60 sq mi)
 • Land 712.34 km2 (275.04 sq mi)
 • Water 40.3 km2 (15.6 sq mi)
Area rank 161st largest in Finland
Population (2014-01-31)[2]
 • Total 6,668
 • Rank 153rd largest in Finland
 • Density 9.36/km2 (24.2/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Swedish 83.3% (official)
 • Finnish 15.6% (official)
 • Others 1.1%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 18.3%
 • 15 to 64 61.8%
 • 65 or older 19.9%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 19.5%
Website www.kronoby.fi

Kronoby (Finnish: Kruunupyy) is a municipality of Finland.

Kronoby is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Ostrobothnia region. The municipality has a population of 6,668 (31 January 2014)[2] and covers an area of 752.64 square kilometres (290.60 sq mi) of which 40.3 km2 (15.6 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 9.36 inhabitants per square kilometre (24.2 /sq mi).

The municipality is bilingual, with the majority speaking Swedish (83.3%) and the minority Finnish (15.6%).[3]

Kokkola-Pietarsaari Airport is located in Kronoby.

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. ^ a b "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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