Pukkila

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Pukkila
Municipality
Pukkilan kunta
Pukkila kommun
Coat of arms of Pukkila
Coat of arms
Location of Pukkila in Finland
Location of Pukkila in Finland
Coordinates: 60°38.7′N 025°35′E / 60.6450°N 25.583°E / 60.6450; 25.583Coordinates: 60°38.7′N 025°35′E / 60.6450°N 25.583°E / 60.6450; 25.583
Country Finland
RegionUusimaa
Sub-regionPorvoo sub-region
Charter1898
Government
 • Municipal managerJuha Myyryläinen
Area
 (2018-01-01)[1]
 • Total145.94 km2 (56.35 sq mi)
 • Land145.04 km2 (56.00 sq mi)
 • Water0.9 km2 (0.3 sq mi)
Area rank279th largest in Finland
Population
 (2019-01-31)[2]
 • Total1,900
 • Rank272nd largest in Finland
 • Density13.1/km2 (34/sq mi)
Population by native language
 • Finnish97.8% (official)
 • Swedish0.9%
 • Others1.3%
Population by age
 • 0 to 1420.2%
 • 15 to 6462%
 • 65 or older17.8%
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+03:00 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]19.5%
ClimateDfc
Websitewww.pukkila.fi

Pukkila (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈpukkila]; Swedish: Pukkila, also Buckila) is a municipality of Finland. It is located in the Uusimaa region and it is the smallest municipality in the region in relation to its population; the municipality has a population of 1,900 (31 January 2019)[2] and covers an area of 145.94 square kilometres (56.35 sq mi) of which 0.9 km2 (0.35 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 13.1 inhabitants per square kilometre (34/sq mi).

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

In 1962, a former villager, Onni Nurmi, bequeathed the village 760 shares in a company called Nokia - then chiefly known as a manufacturer of rubber workboots - on condition that the income be used for the benefit of the elderly and that the shares would never be sold. After a legal battle[6][7] the shares have now been diversified and the income used to fund a welfare centre[8] and services for the elderly.[9]

Politics[edit]

Results of the 2011 Finnish parliamentary election in Pukkila:

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.
  6. ^ "Nokia shares do not make Pukkila a paradise for the elderly", 5.12.2000,
  7. ^ "Villagers lock horns over £25m Nokia windfall ", 19 November 2000, Andrew Osborn, The Observer
  8. ^ 'Welfare Centre Onni ", L&M Sievänen Architects Ltd
  9. ^ "Pukkila - paradise for senior citizens thanks to Nokia legacy", HELSINGIN SANOMAT, INTERNATIONAL EDITION

External links[edit]

Media related to Pukkila at Wikimedia Commons