Karkkila

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Karkkila

KarkkilaHögfors
Town
Karkkilan kaupunki
Högfors stad
Road Helsingintie in town centre
Road Helsingintie in town centre
Coat of arms of Karkkila
Coat of arms
Location of Karkkila in Finland
Location of Karkkila in Finland
Coordinates: 60°32′N 024°13′E / 60.533°N 24.217°E / 60.533; 24.217Coordinates: 60°32′N 024°13′E / 60.533°N 24.217°E / 60.533; 24.217
Country Finland
RegionUusimaa
Sub-regionHelsinki sub-region
Charter1932
Town1977
Government
 • City managerMinna Karhunen
Area
 (2018-01-01)[1]
 • Total255.32 km2 (98.58 sq mi)
 • Land242.36 km2 (93.58 sq mi)
 • Water12.95 km2 (5.00 sq mi)
Area rank248th largest in Finland
Population
(2018-08-31)[2]
 • Total8,804
 • Rank113th largest in Finland
 • Density36.33/km2 (94.1/sq mi)
Population by native language
 • Finnish96.1% (official)
 • Swedish0.7%
 • Others3.2%
Population by age
 • 0 to 1416.8%
 • 15 to 6465.3%
 • 65 or older17.9%
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]20.25%
Urbanisation88.4%
Unemployment rate7.8%
ClimateDfb
Websitewww.karkkila.fi

Karkkila (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈkɑrkːilɑ]; Swedish: Högfors) is a town and a municipality of Finland.

Neighbour municipalities are Lohja, Loppi, Tammela and Vihti.

Geography[edit]

It is located in the Uusimaa region. The municipality has a population of 8,804 (31 August 2018)[2] and the municipality covers an area of 255.32 square kilometres (98.58 sq mi) of which 12.95 square kilometres (5.00 sq mi) is inland water (2018-01-01).[1] The population density is 36 inhabitants per square kilometre (93/sq mi) (31 August 2018).

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

Politics[edit]

Results of the Finnish parliamentary election, 2011 in Karkkila:

Personalities[edit]

Surnames[edit]

The most common surnames in Karkkila and their frequencies as of 2014:[6]

International relations[edit]

Twin towns - Sister cities[edit]

Karkkila was a member of the Douzelage, a unique town twinning association of 24 towns across the European Union. This active town twinning began in 1991 and there are regular events, such as a produce market from each of the other countries and festivals.[7][8] Karkkila was replaced by Asikkala as the Finnish town in the association in 2016.

Spain Altea, Spain - 1991
Germany Bad Kötzting, Germany - 1991
Italy Bellagio, Italy - 1991
Republic of Ireland Bundoran, Ireland - 1991
France Granville, France - 1991
Denmark Holstebro, Denmark - 1991
Belgium Houffalize, Belgium - 1991
Netherlands Meerssen, the Netherlands - 1991
Luxembourg Niederanven, Luxembourg - 1991
Greece Preveza, Greece - 1991
Portugal Sesimbra, Portugal - 1991
United Kingdom Sherborne, United Kingdom - 1991
Finland Karkkila, Finland - 1997–2016
Sweden Oxelösund, Sweden - 1998
Austria Judenburg, Austria - 1999
Poland Chojna, Poland - 2004
Hungary Kőszeg, Hungary - 2004
Latvia Sigulda, Latvia - 2004
Czech Republic Sušice, Czech Republic - 2004
Estonia Türi, Estonia - 2004
Slovakia Zvolen, Slovakia - 2007
Lithuania Prienai, Lithuania - 2008
Malta Marsaskala, Malta - 2009
Romania Siret, Romania - 2010

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 kuukausittain sukupuolen mukaan alueittain, elokuu 2018" (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 21 October 2018.
  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.
  6. ^ Most common surnames in Karkkila
  7. ^ "Douzelage.org: Home". www.douzelage.org. Retrieved 2009-10-21.
  8. ^ "Douzelage.org: Member Towns". www.douzelage.org. Retrieved 2009-10-21.

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