Hollola

Hollola is a municipality of Finland, located in the province of Southern Finland, and is part of the Päijänne Tavastia region. The municipality is unilingually Finnish and has a population of 23,570 (31 January 2019)[2] and covers an area of 727.47 square kilometres (280.88 sq mi) of which 68.66 km2 (26.51 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 50.89 inhabitants per square kilometre (131.8/sq mi).

Hollola
Municipality
Hollolan kunta
Hollola kommun
The medieval church of Hollola

Coat of arms
Location of Hollola in Finland
Coordinates: 60°59.2′N 025°31′E
Country Finland
RegionPäijänne Tavastia
Sub-regionLahti sub-region
Charter1865
Government
  Municipal managerPäivi Rahkonen
Area
 (2018-01-01)[1]
  Total727.47 km2 (280.88 sq mi)
  Land463.18 km2 (178.83 sq mi)
  Water68.66 km2 (26.51 sq mi)
Area rank132nd largest in Finland
Population
 (2019-01-31)[2]
  Total23,570
  Rank44th largest in Finland
  Density50.89/km2 (131.8/sq mi)
Population by native language
  Finnish98.2% (official)
  Swedish0.3%
  Others1.5%
Population by age
  0 to 1420.3%
  15 to 6465%
  65 or older14.7%
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+03:00 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]19.75%
Websitewww.hollola.fi

Hollola has the tallest structure in Finland, the Tiirismaa TV-Tower.

A popular resort in Hollola is Messilä. There you can do cross-country-skiing, downhill skiing, tramping and play golf. There is a hotel and a camping site in Messilä. Messilä is located by Vesijärvi.

In 2018, Hollola hosted the Jukola Relays.[6] This Orienteering event is a night relay, and one of the most popular orienteering events in the world by number of competitors.

International relations

Twin towns — Sister cities

Hollola is twinned with:

Culture

So called Hollolan näkkileipä.

References

  1. "Area of Finnish Municipalities 1.1.2018" (PDF). National Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  2. "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. https://www.jukola.com/2018/en/
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