Loimaa

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Loimaa
Town
Loimaan kaupunki
Loimaa stad
Church in Hirvikoski, Loimaa
Church in Hirvikoski, Loimaa
Coat of arms of Loimaa
Coat of arms
Location of Loimaa in Finland
Location of Loimaa in Finland
Coordinates: 60°51′N 023°03.5′E / 60.850°N 23.0583°E / 60.850; 23.0583Coordinates: 60°51′N 023°03.5′E / 60.850°N 23.0583°E / 60.850; 23.0583
Country Finland
RegionSouthwest Finland
Sub-regionLoimaa sub-region
Market town1921
Town privileges1969
Government
 • Town managerJari Rantala
Area
 (2018-01-01)[1]
 • Total851.93 km2 (328.93 sq mi)
 • Land847.97 km2 (327.40 sq mi)
 • Water3.96 km2 (1.53 sq mi)
Area rank92nd largest in Finland
Population
(2019-01-31)[2]
 • Total16,018
 • Rank71st largest in Finland
 • Density18.89/km2 (48.9/sq mi)
Population by native language
 • Finnish98.6% (official)
 • Swedish0.2%
 • Others1.2%
Population by age
 • 0 to 1415.4%
 • 15 to 6462.2%
 • 65 or older22.3%
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]20.5%
ClimateDfc
Websitewww.loimaa.fi

Loimaa (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈloimɑː]) is a town and municipality of Finland.

It is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Southwest Finland region. The municipality has a population of 16,018 (31 January 2019)[2] and covers an area of 851.93 square kilometres (328.93 sq mi) of which 3.96 km2 (1.53 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 18.89 inhabitants per square kilometre (48.9/sq mi).

The town of Loimaa merged with Loimaan kunta (literally "Municipality of Loimaa") on January 1, 2005 and with the municipalities of Alastaro and Mellilä on January 1, 2009.

Loimaa's neighbouring municipalities are Huittinen, Humppila, Koski Tl, Marttila, Oripää, Punkalaidun, Pöytyä, Somero, Säkylä and Ypäjä.

Subdivisions and villages[edit]

Alastaron-Mäenpää, Eura, Haara, Haaroinen, Haitula, Hartoinen, Hattula, Hirvikoski, Hurskala, Ilmarinen, Inkilä, Joenperä, Juva, Karhula, Karsattila, Kauhanoja, Kemppilä, Kesärlä, Klockarla, Koenperä, Krekilä, Kuninkainen, Kurittula, Kuttila, Köyliö, Lappijoki, Levälä, Lähde, Metsämaa, Mäenpää, Niemi, Niinijoki, Onkijoki, Pahikainen, Pappinen, Peltoinen, Piltola, Puujalkala, Raikkola, Seppälä, Sieppala, Torkkala, Vesikoski, and Vilvainen.

Sights[edit]

Mill of Vesikoski in the shores of river Loimijoki. Visible in the background are old industrial buildings.
  • Alpo Jaakola Statue Park
  • Heikintalo bison farm
  • The church of Loimaa Proper
  • Loimaa regional museum
  • Mill of Krekilä
  • Sarka, The Finnish Museum of Agriculture
  • Mill of Vesikoski

Notable people[edit]

Sports[edit]

The city is home to the Bisons Loimaa basketball club, 2012 and 2013 Champion of the Korisliiga. The club regularly qualifies for international competitions. It plays its home games at the Loimaa Sports Center and on some occasions moves to the Energia Areena. The city is also home to the Hurrikaani Loimaa volleyball club, regularly qualifies for international competitions such as CLvolleyM and SM-league.

International relations[edit]

Twin towns — sister cities[edit]

Loimaa is twinned with:

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 Loimaa at Wikimedia Commons