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Urjalan kunta
Kortejärvi Lake in Urjala
Kortejärvi Lake in Urjala
Coat of arms of Urjala
Coat of arms
Location of Urjala in Finland
Location of Urjala in Finland
Coordinates: 61°05′N 023°33′E / 61.083°N 23.550°E / 61.083; 23.550Coordinates: 61°05′N 023°33′E / 61.083°N 23.550°E / 61.083; 23.550
Country Finland
Region Pirkanmaa
Sub-region Southern Pirkanmaa sub-region
Charter 1868
 • Municipal manager Hannu Maijala
Area (2011-01-01)[1]
 • Total 505.38 km2 (195.13 sq mi)
 • Land 475.22 km2 (183.48 sq mi)
 • Water 30.16 km2 (11.64 sq mi)
Area rank 228th largest in Finland
Population (2014-09-30)[2]
 • Total 5,023
 • Rank 183rd largest in Finland
 • Density 10.57/km2 (27.4/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Finnish 98% (official)
 • Swedish 0.3%
 • Others 1.7%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 13.7%
 • 15 to 64 61.6%
 • 65 or older 24.7%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 21%
Website www.urjala.fi

Urjala is a municipality of Finland.

It is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Pirkanmaa region, near Forssa. The municipality has a population of 5,023 (30 September 2014)[2] and covers an area of 505.38 square kilometres (195.13 sq mi) of which 30.16 km2 (11.64 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 10.57 inhabitants per square kilometre (27.4/sq mi).

Neighbouring municipalities are Akaa, Forssa, Humppila, Hämeenlinna, Punkalaidun, Sastamala, Tammela and Vesilahti.

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.


  • Väinö Linna was born in Urjala, although he is most often referred to be from Tampere where he lived most of his adult life.
  • The oldest glassblowing factory in Finland is located in the village of Nuutajärvi, Urjala.
  • Trains won't stop in Urjala anymore, because of lack of passengers.



  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. 

External links[edit]

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