Urjala

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Urjala
Municipality
Urjalan kunta
Urdiala kommun
Kortejärvi Lake in Urjala
Kortejärvi Lake in Urjala
Coat of arms of Urjala
Coat of arms
Location of Urjala in Finland
Location of Urjala in Finland
Coordinates: 61°05′N 023°33′E / 61.083°N 23.550°E / 61.083; 23.550Coordinates: 61°05′N 023°33′E / 61.083°N 23.550°E / 61.083; 23.550
Country Finland
RegionPirkanmaa
Sub-regionSouthern Pirkanmaa
Charter1868
Government
 • Municipal managerHannu Maijala
Area
 (2018-01-01)[1]
 • Total505.37 km2 (195.12 sq mi)
 • Land475.22 km2 (183.48 sq mi)
 • Water30.16 km2 (11.64 sq mi)
Area rank182nd largest in Finland
Population
 (2019-01-31)[2]
 • Total4,796
 • Rank180th largest in Finland
 • Density10.09/km2 (26.1/sq mi)
Population by native language
 • Finnish98% (official)
 • Swedish0.3%
 • Others1.7%
Population by age
 • 0 to 1413.7%
 • 15 to 6461.6%
 • 65 or older24.7%
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]21%
Websitewww.urjala.fi

Urjala is a municipality of Finland.

It is part of the Pirkanmaa region, near Forssa. The municipality has a population of 4,796 (31 January 2019)[2] and covers an area of 505.37 square kilometres (195.12 sq mi) of which 30.16 km2 (11.64 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 10.09 inhabitants per square kilometre (26.1/sq mi).

Neighbouring municipalities are Akaa, Forssa, Humppila, Hämeenlinna, Punkalaidun, Sastamala, Tammela, and Vesilahti.

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

Villages[edit]

Annula, Hakkila, Hakolahti, Halkivaha, Harittu, Honkola, Huhti, Kamppari, Kehro, Kokko, Laukeela, Menonen, Nuutajärvi, Perho, Puolimatka, Salmi, Tursa, Urjalankylä, Vahonen, Valajärvi, Velkala, Välkkilä

Notable individuals[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • Väinö Linna was born in Urjala, although he is most often referred to be from Tampere where he lived most of his adult life.
  • The oldest glassblowing factory in Finland is located in the village of Nuutajärvi, Urjala.

Images[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Area of Finnish Municipalities 1.1.2018" (PDF). National Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Suomen virallinen tilasto (SVT): Väestön ennakkotilasto [verkkojulkaisu]. Tammikuu 2019" (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  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.

External links[edit]

Media related to Urjala at Wikimedia Commons