Loppi

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Loppi
Municipality
Lopen kunta
Saint Bridget Church
Saint Bridget Church
Coat of arms of Loppi
Coat of arms
Location of Loppi in Finland
Location of Loppi in Finland
Coordinates: 60°43′N 024°26.5′E / 60.717°N 24.4417°E / 60.717; 24.4417Coordinates: 60°43′N 024°26.5′E / 60.717°N 24.4417°E / 60.717; 24.4417
Country Finland
Region Tavastia Proper
Sub-region Riihimäki sub-region
Founded 1632
Government
 • Municipal manager Karoliina Viitanen
Area (2011-01-01)[1]
 • Total 655.98 km2 (253.28 sq mi)
 • Land 597.62 km2 (230.74 sq mi)
 • Water 58.36 km2 (22.53 sq mi)
Area rank 188th largest in Finland
Population (2014-09-30)[2]
 • Total 8,315
 • Rank 131st largest in Finland
 • Density 13.91/km2 (36.0/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Finnish 98.3% (official)
 • Swedish 0.4%
 • Others 1.2%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 19.8%
 • 15 to 64 62.4%
 • 65 or older 17.7%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 20%
Website www.loppi.fi

Loppi (Swedish: Loppis) is a municipality in Finland. It is located in the province of Southern Finland and is part of the Tavastia Proper region. Loppi was founded in 1632. The municipality has a population of 8,315 (30 September 2014)[2] and covers an area of 655.98 square kilometres (253.28 sq mi) of which 58.36 km2 (22.53 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 13.91 inhabitants per square kilometre (36.0/sq mi). The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

Villages[edit]

There are three big villages in Loppi: Loppi (Kirkonkylä), Launonen and Läyliäinen. Most of the inhabitants of the municipality live in these villages. Other villages include Hevosoja, Hirvijärvi, Hunsala, Joentaka, Kormu, Metsäkylä, Ourajoki, Pilpala, Räyskälä, Sajaniemi, Salo, Teväntö, Topeno and Vojakkala, but most of them are minor compared to the three largest.

Notable places[edit]

Marshal Mannerheim's hunting lodge (Marskin maja (Marshal's lodge) in Finnish) was moved from Karelia to Loppi in 1942 during the Continuation War. It is located on the side of lake Punelia and nowadays functions as a restaurant.

The Räyskälä Airfield is located in Loppi. It is home to the Finnish Sports Aviation Academy and one of the busiest general aviation airfields in Finland.

The church of Saint Birgitta is situated in Loppi. It is commonly called the Santa Pirjo, Pirjo being the Finnish version of the name Birgitta. The church is one of the oldest wooden churches in Finland, being about 300 years old.

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]

Media related to Loppi at Wikimedia Commons