Vihti

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Vihti
Municipality
Vihdin kunta
A grain field in Vihti
A grain field in Vihti
Coat of arms of Vihti
Coat of arms
Location of Vihti in Finland
Location of Vihti in Finland
Coordinates: 60°25′N 024°19′E / 60.417°N 24.317°E / 60.417; 24.317Coordinates: 60°25′N 024°19′E / 60.417°N 24.317°E / 60.417; 24.317
Country Finland
Region Uusimaa
Sub-region Helsinki sub-region
Charter 1867
Seat Nummela
Government
 • Municipality manager Sami Miettinen
Area (2011-01-01)[1]
 • Total 567.08 km2 (218.95 sq mi)
 • Land 522.06 km2 (201.57 sq mi)
 • Water 45.02 km2 (17.38 sq mi)
Area rank 210th largest in Finland
Population (2014-09-30)[2]
 • Total 29,009
 • Rank 39th largest in Finland
 • Density 55.57/km2 (143.9/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Finnish 96.2% (official)
 • Swedish 1.7%
 • Others 2.1%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 21%
 • 15 to 64 67.3%
 • 65 or older 11.7%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 19.5%
Urbanisation 69.6%
Unemployment rate 7.0%
Website www.vihti.fi

Vihti (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈʋihti]; Swedish: Vichtis) is a small municipality located in the Uusimaa region of province of Southern Finland, approximately 50 kilometres (30 mi) northwest of the capital city Helsinki. Its seat is Nummela. The municipality has a population of 29,009 (30 September 2014)[2] and covers an area of 567.08 square kilometres (218.95 sq mi) of which 45.02 km2 (17.38 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 55.57 inhabitants per square kilometre (143.9/sq mi).

History[edit]

The oldest literal mark of Vihti is from the 15th century.

Politics[edit]

Results of the Finnish parliamentary election, 2011 in Vihti:

Economy[edit]

The electronics contract manufacturer DICRO Oy is one of its main employers, along with the local forestry companies and farmers.

Villages[edit]

Haimoo, Härkälä, Jokikunta, Oinasjoki, Ojakkala, Palajärvi, Siippoo, Tervalampi, Haapkylä, Huhmari, Hulttila, Hynnölä, Härtsilä, Irjala, Jokikunta, Jättölä, Kaharla, Kaukola, Kauppila, Kirkonkylä, Kirvelä, Koikkala, Korkaniemi, Korppila, Kourla, Köykkälä, Lahnus, Lahti, Lankila, Leppärlä, Lusila, Maikkala, Merramäki, Niemenkylä, Niemi, Niuhala, Nummela, Olkkala, Ollila, Otalampi, Oravala, Pakasela, Pietilä, Pääkslahti, Ruskela, Salmi, Selki, Suksela, Suontaka, Taipale, Tarttila, Torhola, Tuohilampi, Vanhala, Vanjoki, Vanjärvi, Vesikansa, Vihtijärvi, Vähäkylä

Friendship cities[edit]

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 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]

Media related to Vihti at Wikimedia Commons