Kärkölä

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Kärkölä
Municipality
Kärkölän kunta
Kärkölä kommun
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
RegionPäijänne Tavastia
Sub-regionLahti sub-region
Charter1865
SeatJärvelä
Government
 • MayorMarkku Koskinen
Area
 (2018-01-01)[1]
 • Total259.30 km2 (100.12 sq mi)
 • Land256.47 km2 (99.02 sq mi)
 • Water2.84 km2 (1.10 sq mi)
Area rank243rd largest in Finland
Population
 (2019-01-31)[2]
 • Total4,460
 • Rank191st largest in Finland
 • Density17.39/km2 (45.0/sq mi)
Population by native language
 • Finnish96.9% (official)
 • Swedish0.3%
 • Others2.8%
Population by age
 • 0 to 1416.7%
 • 15 to 6465.6%
 • 65 or older17.7%
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+03:00 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]20.25%
ClimateDfc
Websitewww.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 4,460 (31 January 2019)[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 17.39 inhabitants per square kilometre (45.0/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 "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 Kärkölä at Wikimedia Commons

Kärkölä Church