Tarvasjoki

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Tarvasjoki
Municipality
Tarvasjoen kunta
Tarvasjoki Church
Tarvasjoki Church
Coat of arms of Tarvasjoki
Coat of arms
Location of Tarvasjoki in Finland
Location of Tarvasjoki in Finland
Coordinates: 60°35′N 022°44′E / 60.583°N 22.733°E / 60.583; 22.733Coordinates: 60°35′N 022°44′E / 60.583°N 22.733°E / 60.583; 22.733
Country Finland
Region Finland Proper
Sub-region Loimaa sub-region
Charter 1869
Government
 • Municipal manager Oili Paavola
Area(2011-01-01)[1]
 • Total 102.41 km2 (39.54 sq mi)
 • Land 101.96 km2 (39.37 sq mi)
 • Water 0.45 km2 (0.17 sq mi)
Area rank 329th largest in Finland
Population (2014-01-31)[2]
 • Total 1,950
 • Rank 293rd largest in Finland
 • Density 19.13/km2 (49.5/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Finnish 98.8% (official)
 • Swedish 0.4%
 • Others 0.8%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 20.8%
 • 15 to 64 61.3%
 • 65 or older 17.9%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 21%
Website www.tarvasjoki.fi

Tarvasjoki (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈtɑrʋɑsˌjoki]) is a municipality of Finland.

It is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Finland Proper region. The municipality has a population of 1,950 (31 January 2014)[2] and covers an area of 102.41 square kilometres (39.54 sq mi) of which 0.45 km2 (0.17 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 19.13 inhabitants per square kilometre (49.5 /sq mi).

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

Name[edit]

The name part joki means "river". The Tarvas part of the name originally referred to wild animals that were hunted, for example aurochs (wild cattle) and roe deer.[6]

Villages[edit]

Eura, Horrinen, Hungerla, Jauhola, Juva, Kallela, Karhula, Killala, Kirkonkylä, Kättylä, Liedonperä, Mäentaka, Satopää, Seppälä, Suitsula, Suurila, Takamaa, Tiensuu, Tuomarla, Tuorila, Tyllilä, Yrjönkylä.

Famous people from Tarvasjoki[edit]

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 31.1.2014" (in Finnish and Swedish). Population Register Center of Finland. 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. 
  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. ^ http://www.tarvasjoki.fi/pages/Tarvasjoki/Yleista/Historian%20havinaa

External links[edit]

Media related to Tarvasjoki at Wikimedia Commons