Teuva

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Teuva
Östermark
Municipality
Teuvan kunta
Coat of arms of Teuva
Coat of arms
Location of Teuva in Finland
Location of Teuva in Finland
Coordinates: 62°29′10″N 21°44′50″E / 62.48611°N 21.74722°E / 62.48611; 21.74722Coordinates: 62°29′10″N 21°44′50″E / 62.48611°N 21.74722°E / 62.48611; 21.74722
Country Finland
Region Southern Ostrobothnia
Sub-region Suupohja sub-region
Charter 1868
Government
 • Municipal manager Erkki Nevanperä
Area (2011-01-01)[1]
 • Total 556.01 km2 (214.68 sq mi)
 • Land 554.66 km2 (214.16 sq mi)
 • Water 1.35 km2 (0.52 sq mi)
Area rank 213th largest in Finland
Population (2016-03-31)[2]
 • Total 5,459
 • Rank 166th largest in Finland
 • Density 9.84/km2 (25.5/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Finnish 99.1% (official)
 • Swedish 0.4%
 • Others 0.5%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 14.8%
 • 15 to 64 60.2%
 • 65 or older 25%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 20.5%
Website www.teuva.fi

Teuva (Swedish: Östermark) is a municipality of Finland.

It is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Southern Ostrobothnia region. The population of Teuva is 5,459 (31 March 2016)[2] and the municipality covers an area of 554.66 km2 (214.16 sq mi) of which 1.35 km2 (0.52 sq mi) is inland water (1 January 2011).[1] The population density is 9.84/km2 (25.5/sq mi).

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

History[edit]

In August 2010, more than fifty pocket-sized saunas were gathered on a lakeside within Teuva for the fifth annual Mobile Sauna Festival. Some six-thousand visitors attended the festival, doubling the population of Teuva for the weekend.[6][7]

In 2014, K-9 units, local volunteers, a Frontier Guard helicopter and other emergency services took part in a search for a six-year-old girl, Eva, who was reported missing. To date, Eeva's whereabouts remain unknown.[8]

Villages[edit]

Horo, Horonkylä,[8][9] Kauppila, Kirkonkylä, Komsi, Korvenkylä, Luovankylä, Nori, Perälä, Piikkilänkylä, Riippi, Salonpää and Äystö.[10]

Notable individuals[edit]

Fictional individuals from Teuva[edit]

  • Teuvan Tiltu
  • Tsiisus Nieminen, singer from Teuva on Kingi[11]

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 "Ennakkoväkiluku sukupuolen mukaan alueittain, maaliskuu.2016" (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 31 March 2016. 
  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. ^ "Mobile Sauna Festival in Teuva, Finland". the Guardian. 2010-08-10. Retrieved 2016-07-21. 
  7. ^ POV. "Finlands Mobile Sauna Festival | Steam of Life | POV | PBS". Retrieved 2016-07-21. 
  8. ^ a b "Search on for missing 6 year-old girl". Retrieved 2016-07-21. 
  9. ^ "Tulevaisuus Teuvalla". www.teuva.fi. Retrieved 2016-07-21. 
  10. ^ "Äystö - Valoisa yrittäjäkylä | Äystö". www.aysto.fi. Retrieved 2016-07-21. 
  11. ^ "Tsiisus Nieminen". Retrieved 2016-07-21. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Teuva at Wikimedia Commons