Urjala

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Urjala
Municipality
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
Government
 • 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 (2014-01-31)[2]
 • Total 5,242
 • Rank 183rd largest in Finland
 • Density 11.03/km2 (28.6/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 5,242 (31 January 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 11.03 inhabitants per square kilometre (28.6 /sq mi).

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

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

Trivia[edit]

  • 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.

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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 Urjala at Wikimedia Commons