Tarvasjoki

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Tarvasjoki
Former 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
Merged 2015
Government
 • Municipal manager Oili Paavola
Area[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)
Population (2014-11-30)[2]
 • Total 1,959
 • Density 19.21/km2 (49.8/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Climate Dfc
Website www.tarvasjoki.fi

Tarvasjoki (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈtɑrʋɑsˌjoki]) is a former municipality in the region of Finland Proper, in Finland. It was merged with the municipality of Lieto on 1 January 2015.

The municipality had a population of 1,959 (30 November 2014)[2] and it covered an area of 102.41 square kilometres (39.54 sq mi) of which 0.45 square kilometres (0.17 sq mi) was water.[1] The population density was 19.21 inhabitants per square kilometre (49.8/sq mi).

The municipality was 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.[3]

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 30.11.2014" (in Finnish and Swedish). Population Register Center of Finland. Retrieved 29 December 2014. 
  3. ^ http://www.tarvasjoki.fi/pages/Tarvasjoki/Yleista/Historian%20havinaa

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