Ikaalinen

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Ikaalinen
Ikalis
Town
Ikaalisten kaupunki
Ikalis stad
Ikaalinen Church
Ikaalinen Church
Coat of arms of Ikaalinen
Location of Ikaalinen in Finland
Location of Ikaalinen in Finland
Coordinates: 61°46′N 023°04′E / 61.767°N 23.067°E / 61.767; 23.067Coordinates: 61°46′N 023°04′E / 61.767°N 23.067°E / 61.767; 23.067
Country Finland
RegionPirkanmaa
Sub-regionNorth Western Pirkanmaa
Charter1858
City rights1977
Government
 • Town managerKari Tolonen
Area
 (2018-01-01)[1]
 • Total843.40 km2 (325.64 sq mi)
 • Land750.30 km2 (289.69 sq mi)
 • Water93.16 km2 (35.97 sq mi)
 • Rank111th largest in Finland
Population
 (2021-12-31)[2]
 • Total6,876
 • Rank137th largest in Finland
 • Density9.16/km2 (23.7/sq mi)
Population by native language
 • Finnish99% (official)
 • Swedish0.1%
 • Others0.8%
Population by age
 • 0 to 1413.7%
 • 15 to 6453.8%
 • 65 or older32.4%
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+03:00 (EEST)
Postal code
39500
Municipal tax rate[5]22%
Websitewww.ikaalinen.fi

Ikaalinen (Finnish: [ˈikɑːlinen]; Swedish: Ikalis) is a town and municipality of Finland. It is part of the Pirkanmaa region, located 55 kilometres (34 mi) northwest of Tampere. The town has a population of 6,876 (31 December 2021)[2] and covers an area of 843.40 square kilometres (325.64 sq mi) of which 93.16 km2 (35.97 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 9.16 inhabitants per square kilometre (23.7/sq mi).

The municipalities next to it are Hämeenkyrö, Jämijärvi, Kankaanpää, Parkano, Sastamala and Ylöjärvi. The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

The Seitseminen national park is partly located in the municipality.

S. Albert Kivinen, a writer and associate professor of philosophy of the University of Helsinki, is a native of Ikaalinen and his story Keskiyön Mato Ikaalisissa ("The Midnight Worm in Ikaalinen") is set there.

Ikaalinen became an independent municipality in 1641. The associated market town was founded in 1858. The market town and the municipality were united in 1972 and Ikaalinen became a town in 1977.

The centre of Ikaalinen is on lake Kyrösjärvi near the highway 3 (E12).

Transport[edit]

The private coach company OnniBus route Helsinki—Seinäjoki—Vaasa has a stop at Ikaalinen.

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

  • Nokia, another spa town in the Pirkanmaa region

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 "Preliminary population structure by area, 2021M01*-2021M12*". StatFin (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 2 February 2022.
  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 (1-year) and sex by area and the regional division of each statistical reference year, 2003–2020". StatFin. Statistics Finland. Retrieved 2 May 2021.
  5. ^ "List of municipal and parish tax rates in 2021" (PDF). Tax Administration of Finland. 1 December 2020. Retrieved 10 April 2021.

External links[edit]

Media related to Ikaalinen at Wikimedia Commons