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 (2018-01-01)[1]
 • Total 556.05 km2 (214.69 sq mi)
 • Land 554.66 km2 (214.16 sq mi)
 • Water 1.35 km2 (0.52 sq mi)
Area rank 154th largest in Finland
Population (2017-08-31)[2]
 • Total 5,305
 • Rank 166th largest in Finland
 • Density 9.56/km2 (24.8/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 UTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+3 (EEST)
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 5,305 (31 August 2017)[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 2018).[1] The population density is 9.56/km2 (24.8/sq mi).

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

History

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]

Villages

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

Notable individuals

Fictional individuals from Teuva

  • Teuvan Tiltu
  • Tsiisus Nieminen, singer from Teuva on Kingi[10]

References

  1. ^ a b "Area of Finnish Municipalities 1.1.2018" (PDF). National Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 30 January 2018. 
  2. ^ a b "Ennakkoväkiluku sukupuolen mukaan alueittain, elokuu 2017" (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 18 October 2017. 
  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. ^ "Tulevaisuus Teuvalla". www.teuva.fi. Archived from the original on 2016-08-14. Retrieved 2016-07-21. 
  9. ^ "Äystö - Valoisa yrittäjäkylä | Äystö". www.aysto.fi. Retrieved 2016-07-21. 
  10. ^ "Tsiisus Nieminen". Retrieved 2016-07-21. 

External links

Media related to Teuva at Wikimedia Commons