Parkano

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Parkano
City
Parkanon kaupunki
Parkano stad
Parkano by night
Parkano by night
Coat of arms of Parkano
Coat of arms
Location of Parkano in Finland
Location of Parkano in Finland
Coordinates: 62°00.5′N 023°01.5′E / 62.0083°N 23.0250°E / 62.0083; 23.0250Coordinates: 62°00.5′N 023°01.5′E / 62.0083°N 23.0250°E / 62.0083; 23.0250
Country Finland
RegionPirkanmaa
Sub-regionNorth Western Pirkanmaa
Charter1867
Government
 • City managerJarkko Malmberg
Area
 (2018-01-01)[1]
 • Total909.67 km2 (351.23 sq mi)
 • Land852.16 km2 (329.02 sq mi)
 • Water57.5 km2 (22.2 sq mi)
Area rank90th largest in Finland
Population
 (2019-01-31)[2]
 • Total6,470
 • Rank146th largest in Finland
 • Density7.59/km2 (19.7/sq mi)
Population by native language
 • Finnish98.3% (official)
 • Swedish0.1%
 • Others1.6%
Population by age
 • 0 to 1414.9%
 • 15 to 6462.8%
 • 65 or older22.3%
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]20.5%
Websitewww.parkano.fi

Parkano is a town and municipality in Finland.

It is located 84 kilometres (52 mi) north of Tampere in the Pirkanmaa region. The population of Parkano is 6,470 (January 31, 2019)[2] and the municipality covers an area of 852.16 km2 (329.02 sq mi) of which 57.50 km2 (22.20 sq mi) is inland water (January 1, 2018).[1] The population density is 7.59/km2 (19.7/sq mi).

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

People[edit]

The most famous person to live in Parkano is probably "the baron of Parkano", Gustav Wrede af Elimä.[who?]

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 Parkano at Wikimedia Commons

Parkano church was built in 1800 and the bell tower in front of it in 1889. Lightning struck the church on Midsummer's Day in 1928, killing four people.