Liljendal

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Liljendal
Former municipality
Liljendal kommun
Liljendalin kunta
Coat of arms of Liljendal
Location of Liljendal in Finland
Location of Liljendal in Finland
Coordinates: 60°34.5′N 026°03.5′E / 60.5750°N 26.0583°E / 60.5750; 26.0583Coordinates: 60°34.5′N 026°03.5′E / 60.5750°N 26.0583°E / 60.5750; 26.0583
CountryFinland
RegionEastern Uusimaa
Sub-regionLoviisa sub-region
Charter1914
Consolidated2010
Government
 • Municipal managerSten Frondén
Area
 • Total119.64 km2 (46.19 sq mi)
 • Land113.67 km2 (43.89 sq mi)
 • Water5.97 km2 (2.31 sq mi)
Population
 (2009-12-31)[2]
 • Total1,472
 • Density12/km2 (32/sq mi)
Population by native language
 • Finnish23.8% (official)
 • Swedish74.9% (official)
 • Others1.3%
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
ClimateDfb
Websitewww.liljendal.fi

Liljendal is a former municipality of Finland.

It is located in the province of Southern Finland and was part of the Eastern Uusimaa region. The municipality had a population of 1,472 (31 December 2009)[2] and covered an area of 119.64 square kilometres (46.19 sq mi) of which 5.97 km2 (2.31 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density was 12.95 inhabitants per square kilometre (33.5/sq mi).

The municipality was bilingual, with majority (74.9%) being Swedish and minority (23.8%) Finnish speakers. The municipality has previously also been known as Liljentaali in Finnish documents.[4]

Liljendal was consolidated to Loviisa, together with Pernå and Ruotsinpyhtää, on January 1, 2010.

History[edit]

Liljendal was originally the name of a seat farm (säteri) in the village of Sävträsk. Its name may have been derived from that of an old Cistercian monastery in Lower Saxony, Lilienthal. At the time, it was a part of the Pernå (Pernaja) parish. The name got its current meaning when the seat farm and nine villages near it became their own chapel community in 1791.[5] Liljendal became a separate parish in 1914.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Area by municipality as of 1 January 2009" (PDF) (in Finnish and Swedish). Land Survey of Finland. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-02-25. Retrieved 20 February 2009.
  2. ^ a b "Population by municipality as of 31 December 2009". Population Information System (in Finnish and Swedish). Population Register Center of Finland. Archived from the original on 2010-12-02. Retrieved 13 January 2010.
  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.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Liljentaali - Google Search". books.google.com. Retrieved 2016-04-10.
  5. ^ "SuomalainenPaikannimikirja_e-kirja_kuvallinen.pdf" (PDF). kaino.kotus.fi (in Finnish). p. 237. Retrieved August 25, 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. ^ "Suomen Sukututkimusseura - Liljendal". hiski.genealogia.fi (in Finnish). Retrieved August 25, 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

External links[edit]

Media related to Liljendal at Wikimedia Commons