Töysä

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Töysä
Former municipality
Töysän kunta
Töysä Church
Töysä Church
Coat of arms of Töysä
Coat of arms
Location of Töysä in Finland
Location of Töysä in Finland
Coordinates: 62°38′N 023°49′E / 62.633°N 23.817°E / 62.633; 23.817Coordinates: 62°38′N 023°49′E / 62.633°N 23.817°E / 62.633; 23.817
Country Finland
Region Southern Ostrobothnia
Sub-region Kuusiokunnat sub-region
Charter 1865
Consolidated 2013
Area[1]
 • Total 309.66 km2 (119.56 sq mi)
 • Land 297.75 km2 (114.96 sq mi)
 • Water 11.91 km2 (4.60 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2012)[2]
 • Total 3,122
 • Density 10.49/km2 (27.2/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Töysä is a former municipality in Western Finland. It was consolidated to Alavus on 1 January 2013. It is part of the Southern Ostrobothnia region. The municipality had a population of 3,122 (31 December 2012)[2] and covered an area of 309.66 square kilometres (119.56 sq mi) of which 11.91 km2 (4.60 sq mi) was water.[1] The population density was 10.4853/km2 (27.157/sq mi). Most inhabitants spoke Finnish, with hardly any other languages being spoken.[3]

Töysä was known for its shopping village Tuuri and the Veljekset Keskinen department store.

Rally Driver Jari-Matti Latvala was born here in 1985.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Area by municipality as of 1 January 2011" (PDF) (in Finnish and Swedish). Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 9 March 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "VÄESTÖTIETOJÄRJESTELMÄ REKISTERITILANNE 31.1.2012" (in Finnish and Swedish). Population Register Center of Finland. Archived from the original on 3 October 2013. Retrieved 11 February 2014. 
  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. [permanent dead link]

External links[edit]

Media related to Töysä at Wikimedia Commons