Karkkila

Karkkila (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈkɑrkːilɑ]; Swedish: Högfors) is a town and a municipality of Finland.

Karkkila

Högfors
Town
Karkkilan kaupunki
Högfors stad
Road Helsingintie in town centre

Coat of arms
Location of Karkkila in Finland
Coordinates: 60°32′N 024°13′E
Country Finland
RegionUusimaa
Sub-regionHelsinki sub-region (formerly Lohja sub-region)
Charter1932
Town1977
Government
  City managerMinna Karhunen
Area
 (2018-01-01)[1]
  Total255.32 km2 (98.58 sq mi)
  Land242.36 km2 (93.58 sq mi)
  Water12.95 km2 (5.00 sq mi)
Area rank248th largest in Finland
Population
 (2019-01-31)[2]
  Total8,809
  Rank113th largest in Finland
  Density36.35/km2 (94.1/sq mi)
Population by native language
  Finnish96.1% (official)
  Swedish0.7%
  Others3.2%
Population by age
  0 to 1416.8%
  15 to 6465.3%
  65 or older17.9%
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+03:00 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]20.25%
Urbanisation88.4%
Unemployment rate7.8%
ClimateDfb
Websitewww.karkkila.fi

Neighbour municipalities are Lohja, Loppi, Tammela and Vihti.

Geography

It is located in the Uusimaa region. The municipality has a population of 8,809 (31 January 2019)[2] and the municipality covers an area of 255.32 square kilometres (98.58 sq mi) of which 12.95 square kilometres (5.00 sq mi) is inland water (2018-01-01).[1] The population density is 36 inhabitants per square kilometre (93/sq mi) (31 January 2019).

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

Politics

Results of the 2011 Finnish parliamentary election in Karkkila:

Personalities

International relations

Twin towns - Sister cities

Karkkila was a member of the Douzelage, a unique town twinning association of 24 towns across the European Union. This active town twinning began in 1991 and there are regular events, such as a produce market from each of the other countries and festivals.[6][7] Karkkila was replaced by Asikkala as the Finnish town in the association in 2016.

Altea, Spain - 1991
Bad Kötzting, Germany - 1991
Bellagio, Italy - 1991
Bundoran, Ireland - 1991
Granville, France - 1991
Holstebro, Denmark - 1991
Houffalize, Belgium - 1991
Meerssen, the Netherlands - 1991
Niederanven, Luxembourg - 1991
Preveza, Greece - 1991
Sesimbra, Portugal - 1991
Sherborne, United Kingdom - 1991
Karkkila, Finland - 1997–2016
Oxelösund, Sweden - 1998
Judenburg, Austria - 1999
Chojna, Poland - 2004
Kőszeg, Hungary - 2004
Sigulda, Latvia - 2004
Sušice, Czech Republic - 2004
Türi, Estonia - 2004
Zvolen, Slovakia - 2007
Prienai, Lithuania - 2008
Marsaskala, Malta - 2009
Siret, Romania - 2010

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. "Douzelage.org: Home". www.douzelage.org. Retrieved 2009-10-21.
  7. "Douzelage.org: Member Towns". www.douzelage.org. Retrieved 2009-10-21.


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