Malax

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Malax
MalaxMaalahti
Municipality
Malax kommun
Maalahden kunta
Coat of arms of Malax
Coat of arms
Location of Malax in Finland
Location of Malax in Finland
Coordinates: 62°56.5′N 021°33′E / 62.9417°N 21.550°E / 62.9417; 21.550Coordinates: 62°56.5′N 021°33′E / 62.9417°N 21.550°E / 62.9417; 21.550
Country Finland
Region Ostrobothnia
Sub-region Vaasa sub-region
Charter 1607
Government
 • Municipal manager Mats Brant
Area(2011-01-01)[1]
 • Total 1,954.93 km2 (754.80 sq mi)
 • Land 520.98 km2 (201.15 sq mi)
 • Water 1,433.95 km2 (553.65 sq mi)
Area rank 44th largest in Finland
Population (2014-01-31)[2]
 • Total 5,618
 • Rank 177th largest in Finland
 • Density 10.78/km2 (27.9/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Swedish 88.2% (official)
 • Finnish 9.1% (official)
 • Others 2.7%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 15.2%
 • 15 to 64 61.7%
 • 65 or older 23.1%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 19.75%
Website www.malax.fi

Malax (Finnish: Maalahti) is a municipality of Finland.

It is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Ostrobothnia region. The municipality has a population of 5,618 (31 January 2014)[2] and covers an area of 1,954.93 square kilometres (754.80 sq mi) of which 1,433.95 km2 (553.65 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 10.78 inhabitants per square kilometre (27.9 /sq mi).

The municipality is bilingual, with the majority (88%) being Swedish and the minority (9%) Finnish speakers.[3]

Politics[edit]

Results of the Finnish parliamentary election, 2011 in Malax:

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]

Media related to Malax at Wikimedia Commons