Parkano

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Parkano
City
Parkano by night
Parkano by night
Coat of arms of Parkano
Coat of arms
Location of Parkano in Finland
Location of Parkano in Finland
Coordinates: 62°00.5′N 023°01.5′E / 62.0083°N 23.0250°E / 62.0083; 23.0250Coordinates: 62°00.5′N 023°01.5′E / 62.0083°N 23.0250°E / 62.0083; 23.0250
Country Finland
Region Pirkanmaa
Sub-region Luoteis-Pirkanmaa sub-region
Charter 1867
Government
 • City manager Jarkko Malmberg
Area (2011-01-01)[1]
 • Total 909.66 km2 (351.22 sq mi)
 • Land 852.16 km2 (329.02 sq mi)
 • Water 57.5 km2 (22.2 sq mi)
Area rank 123rd largest in Finland
Population (2014-09-30)[2]
 • Total 6,806
 • Rank 149th largest in Finland
 • Density 7.99/km2 (20.7/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Finnish 98.3% (official)
 • Swedish 0.1%
 • Others 1.6%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 14.9%
 • 15 to 64 62.8%
 • 65 or older 22.3%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 20.5%
Website www.parkano.fi

Parkano is a town and municipality in Finland.

It is located 84 kilometres (52 mi) north of Tampere in the province of Western Finland, and is part of the Pirkanmaa region. The population of Parkano is 6,806 (September 30, 2014)[2] and the municipality covers an area of 852.16 km2 (329.02 sq mi) of which 57.50 km2 (22.20 sq mi) is inland water (January 1, 2011).[1] The population density is 7.99/km2 (20.7/sq mi).

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

The most famous person to live in Parkano is probably "the baron of Parkano", Gustav Wrede af Elimä.[who?]

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 Parkano at Wikimedia Commons

Parkano church was built in 1800 and the bell tower in front of it in 1889. Lightning struck the church on Midsummer's Day in 1928, killing four people.