Askola

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Askola
Municipality
Askolan kunta
Coat of arms of Askola
Coat of arms
Location of Askola in Finland
Location of Askola in Finland
Coordinates: 60°31.7′N 025°36′E / 60.5283°N 25.600°E / 60.5283; 25.600Coordinates: 60°31.7′N 025°36′E / 60.5283°N 25.600°E / 60.5283; 25.600
Country  Finland
Region Uusimaa
Sub-region Porvoo sub-region
Charter 1896
Government
 • Municipal manager Esko Rautiainen
Area (2016-01-01)[1]
 • Total 212.42 km2 (82.02 sq mi)
 • Land 212.42 km2 (82.02 sq mi)
 • Water 5.61 km2 (2.17 sq mi)
Area rank 260th largest in Finland
Population (2016-03-31)[2]
 • Total 5,104
 • Rank 178th largest in Finland
 • Density 24.03/km2 (62.2/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Finnish 95.5% (official)
 • Swedish 2.8%
 • Others 1.7%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 20.6%
 • 15 to 64 66.2%
 • 65 or older 13.2%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 19%
Climate Dfb
Website www.askola.fi

Askola (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈaskola]) is a municipality of Finland. It is located in the Uusimaa region. The municipality has a population of 5,104 (31 March 2016)[2] and covers an area of 212.42 square kilometres (82.02 sq mi) of which 5.61 km2 (2.17 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 24.03 inhabitants per square kilometre (62.2/sq mi). Neighbouring municipalities are Myrskylä, Mäntsälä, Pornainen, Porvoo and Pukkila.

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

Politics[edit]

Results of the Finnish parliamentary election, 2011 in Askola:

People born in Askola[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Population density by area 1.1.2016". Statistics Finland. Retrieved 12 February 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Ennakkoväkiluku sukupuolen mukaan alueittain, maaliskuu.2016" (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 31 March 2016. 
  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 Askola at Wikimedia Commons

Askola Church