Loviisa

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Loviisa
LoviisaLovisa
Town
Loviisan kaupunki
Lovisa stad
Loviisa Kirche v S.JPG
Coat of arms of Loviisa
Coat of arms
Location of Loviisa in Finland
Location of Loviisa in Finland
Coordinates: 60°27.5′N 026°14′E / 60.4583°N 26.233°E / 60.4583; 26.233Coordinates: 60°27.5′N 026°14′E / 60.4583°N 26.233°E / 60.4583; 26.233
Country Finland
Region Uusimaa
Sub-region Loviisa sub-region
Charter 1745
Government
 • Town manager Olavi Kaleva
Area (2011-01-01)[1]
 • Total 1,751.49 km2 (676.25 sq mi)
 • Land 819.57 km2 (316.44 sq mi)
 • Water 931.92 km2 (359.82 sq mi)
Area rank 54th largest in Finland
Population (2014-09-30)[2]
 • Total 15,458
 • Rank 75th largest in Finland
 • Density 18.86/km2 (48.8/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Finnish 59.2% (official)
 • Swedish 38% (official)
 • Others 2.8%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 14.2%
 • 15 to 64 63%
 • 65 or older 22.8%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 07900
Area code(s) 019
Municipal tax rate[5] 19.75%
Website www.loviisa.fi

Loviisa (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈloviːsa]; Swedish: Lovisa Swedish pronunciation: [luvˈiːsa]) is a municipality and town of 15,458 inhabitants (30 September 2014)[2] on the southern coast of Finland. About 43 per cent of the population is Swedish-speaking.[3]

The municipality covers an area of 1,751.49 square kilometres (676.25 sq mi) of which 931.92 km2 (359.82 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 18.86 inhabitants per square kilometre (48.8/sq mi).

The neighboring municipalities of Liljendal, Pernå and Ruotsinpyhtää were consolidated with Loviisa on January 1, 2010.

Loviisa was founded in 1745, as a border fortress against Russia. Most of the fortifications have been preserved. It is named after Lovisa Ulrika, the Swedish Queen consort of Adolf Frederick of Sweden.

Loviisa is the site of two of Finland's nuclear reactors, two VVER units each of 488 MWe, at the Loviisa Nuclear Power Plant. The other operating reactors are at the Olkiluoto Nuclear Power Plant.

Politics[edit]

Results of the Finnish parliamentary election, 2011 in Loviisa:

International relations[edit]

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Loviisa 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 30.09.2014" (in Finnish and Swedish). Population Register Center of Finland. Retrieved 17 November 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]

Media related to Loviisa at Wikimedia Commons