Malax

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Malax

MalaxMaalahti
Municipality
Malax kommun
Maalahden kunta
Coat of arms of Malax
Coat of arms
Location of Malax in Finland
Location of Malax in Finland
Coordinates: 62°56.5′N 021°33′E / 62.9417°N 21.550°E / 62.9417; 21.550Coordinates: 62°56.5′N 021°33′E / 62.9417°N 21.550°E / 62.9417; 21.550
Country Finland
RegionOstrobothnia
Sub-regionVaasa sub-region
Charter1607
Government
 • Municipal managerMats Brant
Area
 (2018-01-01)[1]
 • Total1,954.94 km2 (754.81 sq mi)
 • Land520.98 km2 (201.15 sq mi)
 • Water1,433.95 km2 (553.65 sq mi)
Area rank169th largest in Finland
Population
(2019-01-31)[2]
 • Total5,463
 • Rank163rd largest in Finland
 • Density10.49/km2 (27.2/sq mi)
Population by native language
 • Swedish88.2% (official)
 • Finnish9.1% (official)
 • Others2.7%
Population by age
 • 0 to 1415.2%
 • 15 to 6461.7%
 • 65 or older23.1%
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]19.75%
Websitewww.malax.fi

Malax (Finnish: Maalahti) is a municipality of Finland.

It is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Ostrobothnia region. The municipality has a population of 5,463 (31 January 2019)[2] and covers an area of 1,954.94 square kilometres (754.81 sq mi) of which 1,433.95 km2 (553.65 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 10.49 inhabitants per square kilometre (27.2/sq mi).

The municipality is bilingual, with the majority (88%) being Swedish and the minority (9%) Finnish speakers.[6]

Politics[edit]

Results of the Finnish parliamentary election, 2011 in Malax:

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.
  6. ^ Cite error: The named reference population by language was invoked but never defined (see the help page).

External links[edit]

Media related to Malax at Wikimedia Commons