Sastamala

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Sastamala
Town
Sastamalan kaupunki
Vammala, Onkiniemenkatu.jpg
Coat of arms of Sastamala
Coat of arms
Location of Sastamala in Finland
Location of Sastamala in Finland
Coordinates: 61°20.5′N 022°54.5′E / 61.3417°N 22.9083°E / 61.3417; 22.9083Coordinates: 61°20.5′N 022°54.5′E / 61.3417°N 22.9083°E / 61.3417; 22.9083
Country Finland
Region Pirkanmaa
Sub-region South Western Pirkanmaa sub-region
Charter 2009
Seat Vammala
Government
 • Town manager Paavo Salli
Area(2011-01-01)[1]
 • Total 1,387.56 km2 (535.74 sq mi)
 • Land 1,291.42 km2 (498.62 sq mi)
 • Water 96.14 km2 (37.12 sq mi)
Area rank 78th largest in Finland
Population (2014-01-31)[2]
 • Total 24,474
 • Rank 41st largest in Finland
 • Density 18.95/km2 (49.1/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Finnish 98.7% (official)
 • Swedish 0.2%
 • Others 1.2%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 16.7%
 • 15 to 64 61.8%
 • 65 or older 21.5%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 20%
Website www.sastamala.fi

Sastamala is a town and municipality of Finland. It was created January 1, 2009, when the municipalities of Vammala, Äetsä and Mouhijärvi were consolidated into a single town.

It is located in the province of Western Finland, and is part of the Pirkanmaa region. The town has a population of 24,474 (31 January 2014)[2] and covers an area of 1,387.56 square kilometres (535.74 sq mi) of which 96.14 km2 (37.12 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 18.95 inhabitants per square kilometre (49.1 /sq mi).

Neighbouring municipalities are Huittinen, Hämeenkyrö, Ikaalinen, Kankaanpää, Kokemäki, Lavia, Nokia, Punkalaidun, Ulvila, Urjala and Vesilahti.

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

Sights and happenigs[edit]

  • Vanhan kirjallisuuden päivät
  • Sastamala Gregoriana
  • Skicenter Ellivuori
  • Pirunvuori
  • Herra Hakkaraisen talo
  • Culturehouse Jaatsi
  • Lakeside Golf Vammala
  • Sarkia-museum
  • Keikyä museum
  • Kokemäenjoki

International relations[edit]

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Sastamala is twinned with:

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 31.1.2014" (in Finnish and Swedish). Population Register Center of Finland. Retrieved 11 February 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 Sastamala at Wikimedia Commons