Pukkila

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Pukkila
Buckila
Municipality
Pukkilan kunta
Coat of arms of Pukkila
Coat of arms
Location of Pukkila in Finland
Location of Pukkila in Finland
Coordinates: 60°38.7′N 025°35′E / 60.6450°N 25.583°E / 60.6450; 25.583Coordinates: 60°38.7′N 025°35′E / 60.6450°N 25.583°E / 60.6450; 25.583
Country Finland
Region Uusimaa
Sub-region Porvoo sub-region
Charter 1898
Government
 • Municipal manager Juha Myyryläinen
Area (2011-01-01)[1]
 • Total 145.94 km2 (56.35 sq mi)
 • Land 145.04 km2 (56.00 sq mi)
 • Water 0.9 km2 (0.3 sq mi)
Area rank 321st largest in Finland
Population (2014-09-30)[2]
 • Total 2,021
 • Rank 288th largest in Finland
 • Density 13.93/km2 (36.1/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Finnish 97.8% (official)
 • Swedish 0.9%
 • Others 1.3%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 20.2%
 • 15 to 64 62%
 • 65 or older 17.8%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 19.5%
Website www.pukkila.fi

Pukkila (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈpukkila]) (Swedish: Buckila) is a municipality of Finland. It is located in the Uusimaa region. The municipality has a population of 2,021 (30 September 2014)[2] and covers an area of 145.94 square kilometres (56.35 sq mi) of which 0.9 km2 (0.35 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 13.93 inhabitants per square kilometre (36.1/sq mi).

The municipality is unilingually Finnish. The municipality is also been known as "Buckila" in Swedish documents.[6]

In 1962, a former villager, Onni Nurmi, bequethed the village 760 shares in a company called Nokia - then chiefly known as a manufacturer of rubber workboots - on condition that the income be used for the benefit of the elderly and that the shares would never be sold. After a legal battle[7][8] the shares have now been diversified and the income used to fund a welfare centre[9] and services for the elderly.[10]

Politics[edit]

Results of the Finnish parliamentary election, 2011 in Pukkila:

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. 
  6. ^ (in Finnish). Research Institute for the Languages of Finland http://kaino.kotus.fi/svenskaortnamn/?a=fabc&b=P&pos=100.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. ^ "Nokia shares do not make Pukkila a paradise for the elderly", 5.12.2000,
  8. ^ "Villagers lock horns over £25m Nokia windfall ", 19 November 2000, Andrew Osborn, The Observer
  9. ^ 'Welfare Centre Onni ", L&M Sievänen Architects Ltd
  10. ^ "Pukkila - paradise for senior citizens thanks to Nokia legacy", HELSINGIN SANOMAT, INTERNATIONAL EDITION

External links[edit]

Media related to Pukkila at Wikimedia Commons