Marttila

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Marttila
Municipality
Marttilan kunta
Coat of arms of Marttila
Coat of arms
Location of Marttila in Finland
Location of Marttila in Finland
Coordinates: 60°35′N 022°54′E / 60.583°N 22.900°E / 60.583; 22.900Coordinates: 60°35′N 022°54′E / 60.583°N 22.900°E / 60.583; 22.900
Country Finland
Region Finland Proper
Sub-region Loimaa sub-region
Charter 1409
Government
 • Municipal manager Carita Maisila
Area (2011-01-01)[1]
 • Total 195.98 km2 (75.67 sq mi)
 • Land 195.27 km2 (75.39 sq mi)
 • Water 0.71 km2 (0.27 sq mi)
Area rank 303rd largest in Finland
Population (2014-09-30)[2]
 • Total 2,054
 • Rank 292nd largest in Finland
 • Density 10.52/km2 (27.2/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Finnish 98.5% (official)
 • Swedish 0.6%
 • Others 0.9%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 15.6%
 • 15 to 64 62.2%
 • 65 or older 22.2%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 19.25%
Website www.marttila.fi

Marttila (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈmɑrtːilɑ]), Swedish: S:t Mårtens, i.e. Saint Martin′s) is 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 2,054 (30 September 2014)[2] and covers an area of 195.98 square kilometres (75.67 sq mi) of which 0.71 km2 (0.27 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 10.52 inhabitants per square kilometre (27.2/sq mi).

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

During the Swedish domestic war regarding who was to be king, an important battle took place here 29 August 1599. Troops under Axel Kurck, supporting king Sigismund were defeated by troops supported duke Karl, soon to be king Karl IX. Karl more or less already ruled Sweden and what is Finland nowadays and Sigismund were based in Poland. There is a memoral, erected 1934, to be seen in Marttila. Martilla is along what at that time was called "Tavastlands Oxväg", in Finnish language now posted as "Hämeen Härkätie" which is "Hämeen Oxroad"

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. 

Wikipedia Sweden regarding Karl IX, Swedish Biographical Dictionary regarding Axel Kurck, information from Turku Touring 2001.

External links[edit]

Media related to Marttila at Wikimedia Commons