Vihti

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Vihti

Vichtis
Municipality
Vihdin kunta
Vichtis kommun
Vihti church.
Vihti church.
Coat of arms of Vihti
Coat of arms
Location of Vihti in Finland
Location of Vihti in Finland
Coordinates: 60°25′N 024°19′E / 60.417°N 24.317°E / 60.417; 24.317Coordinates: 60°25′N 024°19′E / 60.417°N 24.317°E / 60.417; 24.317
Country Finland
RegionUusimaa
Sub-regionHelsinki sub-region (formerly Lohja sub-region)
Charter1867
SeatNummela (before 2004 Vihti church village)
Government
 • Municipality managerSami Miettinen
Area
 (2018-01-01)[1]
 • Total567.06 km2 (218.94 sq mi)
 • Land522.06 km2 (201.57 sq mi)
 • Water45.02 km2 (17.38 sq mi)
Area rank168th largest in Finland
Population
 (2021-03-31)[2]
 • Total29,274
 • Rank37th largest in Finland
 • Density56.07/km2 (145.2/sq mi)
Population by native language
 • Finnish96.2% (official)
 • Swedish1.7%
 • Others2.1%
Population by age
 • 0 to 1418.2%
 • 15 to 6461.8%
 • 65 or older19.9%
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+03:00 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]20.5%
ClimateDfb
Websitewww.vihti.fi

Vihti (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈʋihti]; Swedish: Vichtis) is a small municipality located in the Uusimaa region of province of Southern Finland, approximately 50 kilometres (30 mi) northwest of the capital city Helsinki. The municipality has a population of 29,274 (31 March 2021)[2] and covers an area of 567.06 square kilometres (218.94 sq mi) of which 45.02 km2 (17.38 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 56.07 inhabitants per square kilometre (145.2/sq mi). Its seat is Nummela, which is the most populated urban area in the municipality.

Vihti's neighboring municipalities are Karkkila, Loppi, Hyvinkää, Nurmijärvi, Espoo, Kirkkonummi, Siuntio and Lohja from north to clockwise. There are several significant road connections through Vihti, the most notables being Pori Highway between Pori and Helsinki, Hanko Highway between Hanko and Hyvinkää, and Vihti Road between Vihti and Helsinki. Vihti's largest lake is Lake Hiidenvesi, which is connected to the Gulf of Finland via Lake Lohja and Karis River.

History[edit]

The oldest literal mark of Vihti is from the 15th century. The old parish church, St. Bridget's Church, was also built during this time.[6] After the deterioration of the old church, a new current church was built in Vihti and was completed in 1772.[7]

Politics[edit]

Results[8] of the 2019 Finnish parliamentary election in Vihti:

Economy[edit]

The electronics contract manufacturer DICRO Oy is one of its main employers, along with the local forestry companies and farmers.

Villages[edit]

Haimoo, Härkälä, Jokikunta, Oinasjoki, Ojakkala, Palajärvi, Siippoo, Tervalampi, Haapkylä, Huhmari, Hulttila, Hynnölä, Härtsilä, Irjala, Jokikunta, Jättölä, Kaharla, Kaukola, Kauppila, Kirkonkylä, Kirvelä, Koikkala, Korkaniemi, Korppila, Kourla, Köykkälä, Lahnus, Lahti, Lankila, Leppärlä, Lusila, Maikkala, Merramäki, Niemenkylä, Niemi, Niuhala, Nummela, Olkkala, Ollila, Otalampi, Oravala, Pakasela, Pietilä, Pääkslahti, Ruskela, Salmi, Selki, Suksela, Suontaka, Taipale, Tarttila, Torhola, Tuohilampi, Vanhala, Vanjoki, Vanjärvi, Vesikansa, Vihti, Vihtijärvi, Vähäkylä

Friendship cities[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 "Preliminary population structure by area, 2021M01*-2021M03*". StatFin (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 2 May 2021.
  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 (1-year) and sex by area and the regional division of each statistical reference year, 2003-2020". StatFin. Statistics Finland. Retrieved 2 May 2021.
  5. ^ "List of municipal and parish tax rates in 2021" (PDF). Tax Administration of Finland. 1 December 2020. Retrieved 10 April 2021.
  6. ^ Markus Hiekkanen: Suomen keskiajan kivikirkot, pp. 488–489. Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seura, 2007. ISBN 978-951-746-861-9. (in Finnish)
  7. ^ Virrankoski, Hilkka-Maija. "Vihdin kirkko" (in Finnish). Vihdin seurakunta. Retrieved April 17, 2021.
  8. ^ "Yle - Tulospalvelu - Vihti - Uudenmaan vaalipiiri - Eduskuntavaalit 2019 - Yle.fi". vaalit.yle.fi (in Finnish). Retrieved 2020-12-23.

External links[edit]

Media related to Vihti at Wikimedia Commons