Sääksmäki

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Sääksmäki
Former municipality
Sääksmäen kunta
Sääksmäki Bridge
Sääksmäki Bridge
Coat of arms of Sääksmäki
Coat of arms
Location of Sääksmäki in Finland
Location of Sääksmäki in Finland
Coordinates: 61°12′N 024°04′E / 61.200°N 24.067°E / 61.200; 24.067Coordinates: 61°12′N 024°04′E / 61.200°N 24.067°E / 61.200; 24.067
Country Finland
Region Pirkanmaa
Charter ca. 1340
Consolidated 1973
Area[1]
 • Land 215.8 km2 (83.3 sq mi)
Population (1970)[1]
 • Total 4,467
 • Density 20.7/km2 (54/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Sääksmäki is a village and a former municipality, currently part of Valkeakoski in the Pirkanmaa region of Western Finland. A past president of Finland, Pehr Evind Svinhufvud, the Finnish film producer and director Veikko Aaltonen, eminent Finnish historian Eino Jutikkala, and actress Pirkko Mannola, were born there.

Sääksmäki's most famous building is the medieval stone Sääksmäki Church, built at the end of the 15th century. It is one of the oldest buildings in Finland. It features wooden sculptures that were created by an anonymous artist, known as the "Master of Sääksmäki".[2] Sääksmäki's architecture also includes manor houses that date back hundreds of years.

People born in Sääksmäki[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Suomen kunnat: Sääksmäki" (in Finnish). 
  2. ^ Rydman, Kari; Ruuttunen, Tuija (www version). "History – Valkeakoski". Valkeakoski: City of Valkeakoski. 

External links[edit]

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