Pulkkila

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Pulkkila
Former municipality
Pulkkilan kunta
Coat of arms of Pulkkila
Coat of arms
Location of Pulkkila in Finland
Location of Pulkkila in Finland
Coordinates: 64°16′N 025°52′E / 64.267°N 25.867°E / 64.267; 25.867Coordinates: 64°16′N 025°52′E / 64.267°N 25.867°E / 64.267; 25.867
Country Finland
Region Northern Ostrobothnia
Sub-region Siikalatva sub-region
Charter 1867
Consolidated 2009
Area[1]
 • Total 411.23 km2 (158.78 sq mi)
 • Land 381.4 km2 (147.3 sq mi)
 • Water 29.83 km2 (11.52 sq mi)
Population (2008-12-31)[2]
 • Total 1,569
 • Density 4.11/km2 (10.6/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Pulkkila is a former municipality and a village located in Northern Finland. Pulkkila is the administrative center of the municipality of Siikalatva and belongs to the region of Northern Ostrobothnia.

The village is located 90 kilometres (56 mi) south from Oulu and 250 kilometres (160 mi) north from Jyväskylä. Pulkkila has circa 1,500 inhabitants and the village is unilingually Finnish.

Pulkkila is best known for its metal industry and the artificial lake of Uljua.

Pulkkila was an independent municipality until it was consolidated with Kestilä, Piippola and Rantsila on 1 January 2009 to form a new municipality of Siikalatva.[3]

Notable persons from Pulkkila[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Area by municipality as of 1 January 2008" (PDF) (in Finnish and Swedish). Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 27 March 2010. 
  2. ^ "Population by municipality as of 31 December 2008". Population Information System (in Finnish and Swedish). Population Register Center of Finland. Retrieved 27 March 2010. 
  3. ^ "Pohjois-Pohjanmaalle tulee uusi Siikalatvan kunta". YLE Uutiset (YLE News) (in Finnish). Yleisradio Oy. 2008-02-25. Retrieved 2008-08-03. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Pulkkila at Wikimedia Commons