Location of Pirkkala in Finland
|• Mayor||Helena Rissanen|
|• 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|
|• Rank||63rd largest in Finland|
|• Density||235.62/km2 (610.3/sq mi)|
|Population by native language|
|• Finnish||97.5% (official)|
|Population by age|
|• 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||20%|
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) and covers an area of 104.04 square kilometres (40.17 sq mi) of which 22.66 km2 (8.75 sq mi) is water. 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.
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.
Twin towns — Sister cities
Pirkkala is twinned with:
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- "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.
- "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.
- "List of municipal and parish tax rates in 2011". Tax Administration of Finland. 29 November 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
- "Networks, town twinning and partnerships" (PDF). City of Solna. Retrieved 2013-08-04.
Media related to Pirkkala at Wikimedia Commons
- Municipality of Pirkkala – official site
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