Pohja

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Pohja
PohjaPojo
Former municipality
Pohjan kunta
Pojo kommun
Pohja Church
Pohja Church
Coat of arms of Pohja
Coat of arms
Location of Pohja in Finland
Location of Pohja in Finland
Coordinates: 60°06′N 023°31.5′E / 60.100°N 23.5250°E / 60.100; 23.5250Coordinates: 60°06′N 023°31.5′E / 60.100°N 23.5250°E / 60.100; 23.5250
Country Finland
Region Uusimaa
Sub-region Ekenäs sub-region
Consolidated 2009
Area[1]
 • Total 266.13 km2 (102.75 sq mi)
 • Land 224.66 km2 (86.74 sq mi)
 • Water 41.47 km2 (16.01 sq mi)
Population (2008-12-31)[2]
 • Total 4,936
 • Density 21.97/km2 (56.9/sq mi)
Population by native language
 • Finnish 60% (official)
 • Swedish 40% (official)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Climate Dfb

Pohja (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈpohjɑ]; Swedish: Pojo) is a former municipality of Finland. It was consolidated with Ekenäs and Karis to form the new town of Raseborg in 2009.

It is located in the province of Southern Finland and is part of the Uusimaa region. The municipality had a population of 4,936 (as of 31 December 2008)[2] and covered a land area of 224.66 square kilometres (86.74 sq mi).[1] The population density was 21.97 inhabitants per square kilometre (56.9/sq mi).

The municipality was bilingual, with majority being Finnish (60%) and minority Swedish (40%) speakers. Pohja is one of the birthplaces of Finnish metal industry. Fiskars Corporation was founded near Pohja in 1649 and remains the largest employer in municipality area to date.

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Area by municipality as of 1 January 2008" (PDF) (in Finnish and Swedish). Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 23 November 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Population by municipality as of 31 December 2008". Population Information System (in Finnish and Swedish). Population Register Center of Finland. Retrieved 23 November 2010. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Pohja at Wikimedia Commons