Kärkölä

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Kärkölä
Municipality
Kärkölän kunta
Coat of arms of Kärkölä
Coat of arms
Location of Kärkölä in Finland
Location of Kärkölä in Finland
Coordinates: 60°52′N 025°16.5′E / 60.867°N 25.2750°E / 60.867; 25.2750Coordinates: 60°52′N 025°16.5′E / 60.867°N 25.2750°E / 60.867; 25.2750
Country  Finland
Region Päijänne Tavastia
Sub-region Lahti sub-region
Charter 1865
Seat Järvelä
Government
 • Mayor Markku Koskinen
Area (2018-01-01)[1]
 • Total 259.30 km2 (100.12 sq mi)
 • Land 256.47 km2 (99.02 sq mi)
 • Water 2.84 km2 (1.10 sq mi)
Area rank 243rd largest in Finland
Population (2017-08-31)[2]
 • Total 4,545
 • Rank 191st largest in Finland
 • Density 17.72/km2 (45.9/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Finnish 96.9% (official)
 • Swedish 0.3%
 • Others 2.8%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 16.7%
 • 15 to 64 65.6%
 • 65 or older 17.7%
Time zone UTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+3 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5] 20.25%
Climate Dfc
Website www.karkola.fi

Kärkölä is a municipality of Finland. Its seat is in Järvelä.

It is located in the province of Southern Finland and is part of the Päijänne Tavastia region. The municipality has a population of 4,545 (31 August 2017)[2] and covers an area of 259.30 square kilometres (100.12 sq mi) of which 2.84 km2 (1.10 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 17.72 inhabitants per square kilometre (45.9/sq mi).

Neighbour municipalities: Hausjärvi, Hollola, Hämeenlinna, Mäntsälä and Orimattila.

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

Botanist Carl Niclas von Hellens was born in Kärkölä.

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 "Ennakkoväkiluku sukupuolen mukaan alueittain, elokuu 2017" (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 18 October 2017.
  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 Kärkölä at Wikimedia Commons

Kärkölä Church