Vörå

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Vörå
VöråVöyri
Municipality
Vörå kommunVöyrin kunta
Luontoasema Kummelskärillä.jpg
Coat of arms of Vörå
Coat of arms
Location of Vörå in Finland
Location of Vörå in Finland
Coordinates: 63°08′N 022°15′E / 63.133°N 22.250°E / 63.133; 22.250Coordinates: 63°08′N 022°15′E / 63.133°N 22.250°E / 63.133; 22.250
Country Finland
Region Ostrobothnia
Sub-region Vaasa sub-region
Charter 1868 (Vörå)
Re-established 2007 (Vörå-Maxmo)
Re-established 2011 (Vörå)
Government
 • Municipal manager Christina Öling
Area(2011-01-01)[1]
 • Total 1,499.91 km2 (579.12 sq mi)
 • Land 781.31 km2 (301.67 sq mi)
 • Water 718.6 km2 (277.5 sq mi)
Area rank 68th largest in Finland
Population (2014-01-31)[2]
 • Total 6,720
 • Rank 154th largest in Finland
 • Density 8.6/km2 (22/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Swedish 84.6% (official)
 • Finnish 13.6% (official)
 • Others 1.8%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 16.8%
 • 15 to 64 61.2%
 • 65 or older 22%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 19%
Website www.vora.fi

Vörå (Finnish: Vöyri) is a municipality of Finland. In 2011, it was created from the municipalities of Vörå-Maxmo and Oravais.[6] Vörå-Maxmo was created in 2007 from the municipalities of (old) Vörå and Maxmo. It is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Ostrobothnia region.

The municipality is bilingual, with the majority (85%) speaking Swedish and the minority (14%) Finnish.[3]

Old Vörå[edit]

Coat of Arms of Vörå

The former municipality had a population of 3,524 (2003) and covered an area of 427.50 km² of which 2.38 km² is water. The population density was 8.3 inhabitants per km². The majority were speakers of Swedish (85%) and the minority speakers of Finnish (14%).


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Area by municipality as of 1 January 2011" (PDF) (in Finnish and Swedish). Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 9 March 2011. 
  2. ^ "VÄESTÖTIETOJÄRJESTELMÄ REKISTERITILANNE 31.1.2014" (in Finnish and Swedish). Population Register Center of Finland. Retrieved 11 February 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "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. 
  6. ^ "1.1.2011 yhdistyvien kuntien uudet nimet". Kunnat.net (in Finnish). Helsinki: Suomen Kuntaliitto. 2 July 2010. Retrieved 1 January 2011. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Vörå at Wikimedia Commons