Vårdö

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Vårdö
Municipality
Vårdös kommun
Coat of arms of Vårdö
Coat of arms
Location of Vårdö in Finland
Location of Vårdö in Finland
Vårdö is located in Åland
Vårdö
Vårdö
Location in Åland
Coordinates: 60°14.5′N 020°22.5′E / 60.2417°N 20.3750°E / 60.2417; 20.3750Coordinates: 60°14.5′N 020°22.5′E / 60.2417°N 20.3750°E / 60.2417; 20.3750
Country Finland
Region Åland
Sub-region Åland Archipelago sub-region
Government
 • Municipal manager Magnus Sandberg
Area(2011-01-01)[1]
 • Total 572.66 km2 (221.11 sq mi)
 • Land 101.50 km2 (39.19 sq mi)
 • Water 471.16 km2 (181.92 sq mi)
Area rank 208th largest in Finland
Population (2014-01-31)[2]
 • Total 448
 • Rank 332nd largest in Finland
 • Density 4.41/km2 (11.4/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Swedish 91.8% (official)
 • Finnish 4%
 • Others 4.2%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 16.9%
 • 15 to 64 59.7%
 • 65 or older 23.4%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 17.5%
Website www.vardo.ax

Vårdö is an island municipality of Åland, an autonomous territory of Finland.

The municipality has a population of 448 (31 January 2014)[2] and covers an area of 572.66 square kilometres (221.11 sq mi) of which 471.16 km2 (181.92 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 4.41 inhabitants per square kilometre (11.4 /sq mi).

The municipality is unilingually Swedish.

Two notable Finnish authors, Sally Salminen and Anni Blomqvist, were born in Vårdö. Blomqvist spent her whole life on the small Vårdö island of Simskäla.

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 Vårdö at Wikimedia Commons

Boathouses in Vårdö