Location of Pirkkala in Finland
|• Mayor||Helena Rissanen|
|• Total||104.04 km2 (40.17 sq mi)|
|• Land||81.38 km2 (31.42 sq mi)|
|• Water||22.66 km2 (8.75 sq mi)|
|Area rank||328th largest in Finland|
|• Rank||66th largest in Finland|
|• Density||229.07/km2 (593.3/sq mi)|
|Population by native language|
|• Finnish||97.5% (official)|
|Population by age|
|• 0 to 14||22.1%|
|• 15 to 64||65.9%|
|• 65 or older||12%|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
|• Summer (DST)||EEST (UTC+3)|
|Municipal tax rate||20%|
It is located some 10 kilometres (6 mi) south-west from Tampere in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Pirkanmaa region. The municipality has a population of 18,642 (30 November 2014) and covers an area of 104.04 square kilometres (40.17 sq mi) of which 22.66 km2 (8.75 sq mi) is water. The population density is 229.07 inhabitants per square kilometre (593.3/sq mi). Pirkkala is currently the fastest growing municipality in Pirkanmaa region.
The municipality is unilingually Finnish.
The old Suur-Pirkkala (Great-Pirkkala) is known in old writings from the 14th century, and it occupied over half of Pirkanmaa region nowadays populated by about 360,000 inhabitants. Suur-Pirkkala began to split when new parishes and municipalities were founded. In the year 1922 the remainings of Suur-Pirkkala were split into Pohjois- and Etelä-Pirkkala (Northern and Southern). In 1938 the name of Northern Pirkkala was changed to Nokia and Southern Pirkkala restored its original Pirkkala name.
Present-day region of Pirkanmaa is named after Pirkkala.
Twin towns — Sister cities
Pirkkala is twinned with:
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Media related to Pirkkala at Wikimedia Commons
- Municipality of Pirkkala – official site