Pirkkala

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Pirkkala
Birkala
Municipality
Pirkkalan kunta
Tampere-Pirkkala Airport
Tampere-Pirkkala Airport
Coat of arms of Pirkkala
Coat of arms
Location of Pirkkala in Finland
Location of Pirkkala in Finland
Coordinates: 61°28′N 023°39′E / 61.467°N 23.650°E / 61.467; 23.650Coordinates: 61°28′N 023°39′E / 61.467°N 23.650°E / 61.467; 23.650
Country  Finland
Region Pirkanmaa
Sub-region Tampere sub-region
Charter 1922
Government
 • Mayor Helena Rissanen
Area (2018-01-01)[1]
 • Total 104.04 km2 (40.17 sq mi)
 • Land 81.38 km2 (31.42 sq mi)
 • Water 22.66 km2 (8.75 sq mi)
Area rank 304th largest in Finland
Population (2017-08-31)[2]
 • Total 19,175
 • Rank 63rd largest in Finland
 • Density 235.62/km2 (610.3/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Finnish 97.5% (official)
 • Swedish 0.4%
 • Others 2.2%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 22.1%
 • 15 to 64 65.9%
 • 65 or older 12%
Time zone UTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+3 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5] 20%
Website www.pirkkala.fi

Pirkkala (Swedish: Birkala) is a municipality of Finland.

It is located some 10 kilometres (6 mi) south-west from Tampere in the Pirkanmaa region. The municipality has a population of 19,175 (31 August 2017)[2] and covers an area of 104.04 square kilometres (40.17 sq mi) of which 22.66 km2 (8.75 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 235.62 inhabitants per square kilometre (610.3/sq mi). Pirkkala is currently the fastest-growing municipality in the Pirkanmaa region.

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

Tampere-Pirkkala Airport is located in southwest Pirkkala.

History[edit]

The former parish of Suur-Pirkkala (Great Pirkkala) is mentioned in historical writings from the 14th century. It occupied over half of Pirkanmaa, a region nowadays populated by about 360,000 inhabitants. Suur-Pirkkala began to split when new parishes and municipalities were founded. In 1922 the remains of Suur-Pirkkala were split into Pohjois- (Northern) and Etelä-Pirkkala (Southern Pirkkala). In 1938 the name of Northern Pirkkala was changed to Nokia and Southern Pirkkala reverted to its original name.

The present-day region of Pirkanmaa is named after Pirkkala.

International relations[edit]

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Pirkkala is twinned with:

See also[edit]

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 "Ennakkoväkiluku sukupuolen mukaan alueittain, elokuu 2017" (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 18 October 2017. 
  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. ^ "Networks, town twinning and partnerships" (PDF). City of Solna. Retrieved 2013-08-04. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Pirkkala at Wikimedia Commons