Loimaa

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Loimaa
Town
Loimaan kaupunki
Church in Hirvikoski, Loimaa
Church in Hirvikoski, Loimaa
Coat of arms of Loimaa
Coat of arms
Location of Loimaa in Finland
Location of Loimaa in Finland
Coordinates: 60°51′N 023°03.5′E / 60.850°N 23.0583°E / 60.850; 23.0583Coordinates: 60°51′N 023°03.5′E / 60.850°N 23.0583°E / 60.850; 23.0583
Country Finland
Region Finland Proper
Sub-region Loimaa sub-region
Market town 1921
Town privileges 1969
Government
 • Town manager Jari Rantala
Area(2011-01-01)[1]
 • Total 851.93 km2 (328.93 sq mi)
 • Land 847.97 km2 (327.40 sq mi)
 • Water 3.96 km2 (1.53 sq mi)
Area rank 134th largest in Finland
Population (2014-01-31)[2]
 • Total 16,840
 • Rank 69th largest in Finland
 • Density 19.86/km2 (51.4/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Finnish 98.6% (official)
 • Swedish 0.2%
 • Others 1.2%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 15.4%
 • 15 to 64 62.2%
 • 65 or older 22.3%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 20.5%
Website www.loimaa.fi
Loimaa's old coat of arms

Loimaa (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈloimɑː]) is a town and 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 16,840 (31 January 2014)[2] and covers an area of 851.93 square kilometres (328.93 sq mi) of which 3.96 km2 (1.53 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 19.86 inhabitants per square kilometre (51.4 /sq mi).

The town of Loimaa merged with Loimaan kunta (literally "Municipality of Loimaa") on January 1, 2005 and with Alastaro and Mellilä on January 1, 2009.

Subdivisions and Wards[edit]

Alastaron-Mäenpää, Eura, Haara, Haaroinen, Haitula, Hartoinen, Hattula, Hirvikoski, Hurskala, Ilmarinen, Inkilä, Joenperä, Juva, Karhula, Karsattila, Kauhanoja, Kemppilä, Kesärlä, Klockarla, Koenperä, Krekilä, Kuninkainen, Kurittula, Kuttila, Köyliö, Lappijoki, Levälä, Lähde, Metsämaa, Mäenpää, Niemi, Onkijoki, Pahikainen, Pappinen,[6] Peltoinen, Piltola, Puujalkala, Raikkola, Seppälä, Sieppala, Torkkala, Vesikoski, Vilvainen

Sights[edit]

Mill of Vesikoski in the shores of river Loimi. In the background is old leather factory.
  • Alpo Jaakola Statue Park
  • Heikintalo bison farm
  • The church of Loimaa Proper
  • Loimaa regional museum
  • Mill of Krekilä
  • Sarka, The Finnish Museum of Agriculture
  • Mill of Vesikoski

International relations[edit]

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Loimaa is twinned with:

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. 
  6. ^ Niinijoki – Pappinen (Finnish)

External links[edit]

Media related to Loimaa at Wikimedia Commons