Vihti

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Vihti
Municipality
Vihdin kunta
Vichtis kommun
A grain field in Vihti
A grain field in Vihti
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
Charter1867
SeatNummela
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
 (2019-01-31)[2]
 • Total29,224
 • Rank38th largest in Finland
 • Density55.98/km2 (145.0/sq mi)
Population by native language
 • Finnish96.2% (official)
 • Swedish1.7%
 • Others2.1%
Population by age
 • 0 to 1421%
 • 15 to 6467.3%
 • 65 or older11.7%
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]19.5%
Urbanisation69.6%
Unemployment rate7.0%
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. Its seat is Nummela. The municipality has a population of 29,224 (31 January 2019)[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 55.98 inhabitants per square kilometre (145.0/sq mi).

History[edit]

The oldest literal mark of Vihti is from the 15th century.

Politics[edit]

Results[6] of the Finnish parliamentary election, 2019 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, 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 "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.
  6. ^ "Tulospalvelu: Eduskuntavaalit 2019 - Vihti". Vihdin uutiset. Retrieved April 15, 2019.

External links[edit]

Media related to Vihti at Wikimedia Commons