Vaala

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This article is about the municipality. For the district, see Vaala, Turku.
Vaala
Municipality
Mist rising from Oulujoki river in Vaala
Mist rising from Oulujoki river in Vaala
Coat of arms of Vaala
Coat of arms
Location of Vaala in Finland
Location of Vaala in Finland
Coordinates: 64°33′N 026°50′E / 64.550°N 26.833°E / 64.550; 26.833Coordinates: 64°33′N 026°50′E / 64.550°N 26.833°E / 64.550; 26.833
Country Finland
Region Kainuu
Sub-region Kajaani sub-region
Charter 1954
Government
 • Municipality manager Tytti Seppänen
Area(2011-01-01)[1]
 • Total 1,763.95 km2 (681.06 sq mi)
 • Land 1,302.50 km2 (502.90 sq mi)
 • Water 461.45 km2 (178.17 sq mi)
Area rank 53rd largest in Finland
Population (2014-01-31)[2]
 • Total 3,309
 • Rank 238th largest in Finland
 • Density 2.54/km2 (6.6/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Finnish 99.3% (official)
 • Swedish 0.1%
 • Others 0.6%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 15.5%
 • 15 to 64 59.3%
 • 65 or older 25.2%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 21%
Urbanisation 40.9%
Unemployment rate 20.6%
Website www.vaala.fi

Vaala is a municipality in Finland. It is located in the Kainuu region. Established in 1954 (predecessor municipality Säräisniemi, established in 1867), the municipality has a population of 3,309 (31 January 2014)[2] and covers an area of 1,763.95 square kilometres (681.06 sq mi) of which 461.45 km2 (178.17 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 2.54 inhabitants per square kilometre (6.6 /sq mi).

Oulujärvi, the fourth largest lake of Finland is located partly in Vaala.

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

Vaala is also an old Finnish word, which means the phase in a river just before rapids.

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]

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