Föglö

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Föglö
Municipality
Föglö kommun
Föglö Church
Föglö Church
Coat of arms of Föglö
Coat of arms
Location of Föglö in Finland
Location of Föglö in Finland
Föglö is located in Åland
Föglö
Föglö
Location in Åland Islands
Coordinates: 60°01′50″N 020°23′15″E / 60.03056°N 20.38750°E / 60.03056; 20.38750Coordinates: 60°01′50″N 020°23′15″E / 60.03056°N 20.38750°E / 60.03056; 20.38750
Country Finland
RegionÅland
Sub-regionArchipelago sub-region
Government
 • Municipal managerNiklas Eriksson
Area
 (2018-01-01)[1]
 • Total1,869.07 km2 (721.65 sq mi)
 • Land134.78 km2 (52.04 sq mi)
 • Water1,734.24 km2 (669.59 sq mi)
Area rank286th largest in Finland
Population
 (2019-01-31)[2]
 • Total530
 • Rank306th largest in Finland
 • Density3.93/km2 (10.2/sq mi)
Population by native language
 • Swedish90.6% (official)
 • Finnish3.1%
 • Others6.3%
Population by age
 • 0 to 1414.9%
 • 15 to 6460.1%
 • 65 or older25%
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+03:00 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]17.25%
Websitewww.foglo.ax

Föglö is a group of islands and municipality in Åland, an autonomous territory of Finland.

The municipality has a population of 530 (31 January 2019)[2] and covers an area of 1,869.07 square kilometres (721.65 sq mi) of which 1,734.24 km2 (669.59 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 3.93 inhabitants per square kilometre (10.2/sq mi). The municipality is unilingually Swedish, yet in the last decade there has been some immigration from Estonia and Latvia due to the need of employees at the fish farms, the main industry in Föglö. The municipality is connected only by ferries to Lumparland which has a road connection to Mariehamn, and by ferries to mainland Finland.

Erik Adolf von Willebrand discovered von Willebrand disease of the blood by observing a family in Föglö.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Area of Finnish Municipalities 1.1.2018" (PDF). National Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Suomen virallinen tilasto (SVT): Väestön ennakkotilasto [verkkojulkaisu]. Tammikuu 2019" (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  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 Föglö at Wikimedia Commons