Pedersöre

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Pedersöre
PedersörePedersören kunta
Municipality
Pedersöre kommun
Pedersören kunta
Coat of arms of Pedersöre
Coat of arms
Location of Pedersöre in Finland
Location of Pedersöre in Finland
Coordinates: 63°36′N 022°47.5′E / 63.600°N 22.7917°E / 63.600; 22.7917Coordinates: 63°36′N 022°47.5′E / 63.600°N 22.7917°E / 63.600; 22.7917
Country  Finland
Region Ostrobothnia
Sub-region Jakobstad sub-region
Seat Bennäs
Government
 • Municipal manager Mikael Sandås
Area (2016-01-01)[1]
 • Total 794.27 km2 (306.67 sq mi)
 • Land 794.28 km2 (306.67 sq mi)
 • Water 31.77 km2 (12.27 sq mi)
Area rank 103rd largest in Finland
Population (2016-03-31)[2]
 • Total 11,098
 • Rank 90th largest in Finland
 • Density 13.97/km2 (36.2/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Swedish 90.1% (official)
 • Finnish 9% (official)
 • Others 0.9%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 24.4%
 • 15 to 64 61.4%
 • 65 or older 14.2%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 19.5%
Website www.pedersore.fi

Pedersöre (Finnish: Pedersören kunta, before 1989 Pietarsaaren maalaiskunta) is a municipality of Finland. Its seat is in Bennäs (Finnish: Pännäinen).

It is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Ostrobothnia region. The municipality has a population of 11,098 (31 March 2016)[2] and covers an area of 794.27 square kilometres (306.67 sq mi) of which 31.77 km2 (12.27 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 13.97 inhabitants per square kilometre (36.2/sq mi).

The municipality is bilingual, with the majority speaking Swedish (90.1%) and the minority Finnish (9%).[3] The municipality is made up of many smaller villages, the most significant ones being Bennäs, Kållby, Edsevö, Esse, Ytteresse, and Purmo.

Economy[edit]

Agriculture and shipbuilding have been the traditional industries in Pedersöre.[6]

History[edit]

Pedersöre was first mentioned in 1348 in a trade statute issued by king Magnus Eriksson. The municipalities Esse and Purmo separated from Pedersöre in 1865, only to come back in 1977.[7]

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. ^ a b "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. ^ [1]. helsinkitimes.fi (16 January 2015). Retrieved on 21 July 2016.
  7. ^ [2]. helsinkitimes.fi (16 January 2015). Retrieved on 21 July 2016.

External links[edit]

Media related to Pedersöre at Wikimedia Commons