Church in Hirvikoski, Loimaa
Location of Loimaa in Finland
|• Town manager||Jari Rantala|
|• Total||851.93 km2 (328.93 sq mi)|
|• Land||847.97 km2 (327.40 sq mi)|
|• Water||3.96 km2 (1.53 sq mi)|
|Area rank||134th largest in Finland|
|• Rank||69th largest in Finland|
|• Density||19.37/km2 (50.2/sq mi)|
|Population by native language|
|• Finnish||98.6% (official)|
|Population by age|
|• 0 to 14||15.4%|
|• 15 to 64||62.2%|
|• 65 or older||22.3%|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
|• Summer (DST)||EEST (UTC+3)|
|Municipal tax rate||20.5%|
It is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Southwest Finland region. The municipality has a population of 16,421 (31 March 2016) and covers an area of 851.93 square kilometres (328.93 sq mi) of which 3.96 km2 (1.53 sq mi) is water. The population density is 19.37 inhabitants per square kilometre (50.2/sq mi).
Subdivisions and villages
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.
- 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
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.
Twin towns — Sister cities
Loimaa is twinned with:
- Åmål, Sweden
- Uddevalla, Sweden
- Frogn, Norway
- Skien, Norway
- Türi, Estonia
- Jõhvi, Estonia
- Staraya Russa, Russia
- Mosfellsbær, Iceland
- Thisted Municipality, Denmark
- Grenå, Denmark
- "Area by municipality as of 1 January 2011" (PDF) (in Finnish and Swedish). Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 9 March 2011.
- "Ennakkoväkiluku sukupuolen mukaan alueittain, maaliskuu.2016" (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 31 March 2016.
- "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.
- "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.
- "List of municipal and parish tax rates in 2011". Tax Administration of Finland. 29 November 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
Media related to Loimaa at Wikimedia Commons
- Town of Loimaa – Official website