Marttila

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Marttila
Municipality
Marttilan kunta
Coat of arms of Marttila
Coat of arms
Location of Marttila in Finland
Location of Marttila in Finland
Coordinates: 60°35′N 022°54′E / 60.583°N 22.900°E / 60.583; 22.900Coordinates: 60°35′N 022°54′E / 60.583°N 22.900°E / 60.583; 22.900
Country  Finland
Region Southwest Finland
Sub-region Loimaa sub-region
Charter 1409
Government
 • Municipal manager Carita Maisila
Area (2016-01-01)[1]
 • Total 195.28 km2 (75.40 sq mi)
 • Land 195.27 km2 (75.39 sq mi)
 • Water 0.71 km2 (0.27 sq mi)
Area rank 264th largest in Finland
Population (2016-03-31)[2]
 • Total 2,018
 • Rank 269th largest in Finland
 • Density 10.33/km2 (26.8/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Finnish 98.5% (official)
 • Swedish 0.6%
 • Others 0.9%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 15.6%
 • 15 to 64 62.2%
 • 65 or older 22.2%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 19.25%
Climate Dfc
Website www.marttila.fi

Marttila (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈmɑrtːilɑ]), Swedish: S:t Mårtens, i.e. Saint Martin′s) is a 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 2,018 (31 March 2016)[2] and covers an area of 195.28 square kilometres (75.40 sq mi) of which 0.71 km2 (0.27 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 10.33 inhabitants per square kilometre (26.8/sq mi).

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

During the Swedish domestic war regarding who was to be king, an important battle took place here 29 August 1599. Troops under Axel Kurck, supporting king Sigismund were defeated by troops supported duke Karl, soon to be king Karl IX. Karl more or less already ruled Sweden and what is Finland nowadays, and Sigismund were based in Poland. There is a memorial, erected 1934, to be seen in Marttila. Martilla is along what at that time was called "Tavastlands Oxväg", in Finnish language now posted as "Hämeen Härkätie" which in English translates to "Oxroad of Häme".

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Population density by area 1.1.2016". Statistics Finland. Retrieved 12 February 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Ennakkoväkiluku sukupuolen mukaan alueittain, maaliskuu.2016" (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 31 March 2016. 
  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 Marttila at Wikimedia Commons