Pälkäne

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Pälkäne
Municipality
Pälkäneen kunta
Ruins of the medieval church in Pälkäne
Ruins of the medieval church in Pälkäne
Coat of arms of Pälkäne
Coat of arms
Location of Pälkäne in Finland
Location of Pälkäne in Finland
Coordinates: 61°20.3′N 024°16′E / 61.3383°N 24.267°E / 61.3383; 24.267Coordinates: 61°20.3′N 024°16′E / 61.3383°N 24.267°E / 61.3383; 24.267
Country  Finland
Region Pirkanmaa
Sub-region Southeast Pirkanmaa sub-region
Charter 1866
Government
 • Municipal manager Esko Arasalo
Area (2016-01-01)[1]
 • Total 560.48 km2 (216.40 sq mi)
 • Land 560.49 km2 (216.41 sq mi)
 • Water 177.65 km2 (68.59 sq mi)
Area rank 152nd largest in Finland
Population (2016-03-31)[2]
 • Total 6,682
 • Rank 149th largest in Finland
 • Density 11.92/km2 (30.9/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Finnish 98.8% (official)
 • Swedish 0.3%
 • Others 0.9%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 16.9%
 • 15 to 64 60.8%
 • 65 or older 22.3%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 20%
Website www.palkane.fi

Pälkäne is a municipality of Finland.

Pälkäne is in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Pirkanmaa region. The municipality has a population of 6,682 (31 March 2016)[2] and covers an area of 560.48 square kilometres (216.40 sq mi) of which 177.65 km2 (68.59 sq mi).[1] The population density is 11.92 inhabitants per square kilometre (30.9/sq mi).

The municipality is unilingually Finnish. Many people from Helsinki and the surrounding cities own summer cottages and residences in Pälkäne, making the small town very busy during summer vacation seasons. Pälkäne is a very popular summer vacation resort given its diverse services, high-quality swimming beach, beautiful nature and close location to big cities. From start of year 2007 Palkäne and Luopioinen were merged to a new municipality of Pälkäne.

The lakes Pälkänevesi and Kukkia and parts of the lakes Mallasvesi and Roine are situated in Pälkäne. Of these Kukkia is situated in the area of the former municipality of Luopioinen.

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 Pälkäne at Wikimedia Commons

Pälkäne's old coat of arms