Laitila

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Laitila
Town
Laitilan kaupunki
Coat of arms of Laitila
Coat of arms
Location of Laitila in Finland
Location of Laitila in Finland
Coordinates: 60°53′N 021°42′E / 60.883°N 21.700°E / 60.883; 21.700Coordinates: 60°53′N 021°42′E / 60.883°N 21.700°E / 60.883; 21.700
Country Finland
Region Finland Proper
Sub-region Vakka-Suomi sub-region
Charter 1868
City rights 1986
Government
 • Town manager Jukka Alkio
Area(2011-01-01)[1]
 • Total 545.33 km2 (210.55 sq mi)
 • Land 531.68 km2 (205.28 sq mi)
 • Water 13.65 km2 (5.27 sq mi)
Area rank 215th largest in Finland
Population (2014-01-31)[2]
 • Total 8,462
 • Rank 129th largest in Finland
 • Density 15.92/km2 (41.2/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Finnish 98.3% (official)
 • Swedish 0.3%
 • Others 1.4%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 17.1%
 • 15 to 64 63.1%
 • 65 or older 19.8%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 19.75%
Website www.laitila.fi

Laitila (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈlɑitilɑ]; Swedish: Letala) is a town and a municipality of Finland.

It is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Finland Proper region. The municipality has a population of 8,462 (31 January 2014)[2] and covers an area of 545.33 square kilometres (210.55 sq mi) of which 13.65 km2 (5.27 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 15.92 inhabitants per square kilometre (41.2 /sq mi). Laitila is renowned for its poultry farms and egg festival.

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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