Kiikka

Kiikka is a locality and former municipality in Pirkanmaa region, Finland. It was consolidated in 1981 with Keikyä into a municipality of Äetsä, which in turn, was consolidated with Vammala and Mouhijärvi into a town of Sastamala in 2009. Kiikka is located by the river Kokemäenjoki, about 10 kilometres south of the Sastamala town center.

Kiikka
Former municipality
Kiikan kunta
Kiikka kommun
Kiikka Church.

Coat of arms
Coordinates: 61°19′14.8″N 022°46′31.4″E
CountryFinland
RegionSatakunta
municipality1869
Consolidated1981
Area
  Land169.0 km2 (65.3 sq mi)
Population
 (1979)[1]
  Total2,698
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
ClimateDfc

History

Kiikka was originally a part of Tyrvää, Turku and Pori Province, which was one of the 10 original sockens of the historical province of Satakunta. The parish of Kiikka was established in 1662, but the first church was built in the 15th century.[2] The present Kiikka Church was completed in 1807. The Kiikka railway station by the Tampere–Pori railway was opened in 1895 and closed in 1987.[3]

Kiikka is the birthplace of the politician Tuure Junnila,[4] the historian Reino Kero,[5] the scientist Eino Kulonen[6] and the poet Kaarlo Sarkia.[7]

References

  1. "II Väestö". Statistical Yearbook of Finland 1980. Helsinki: Central Statistical Office. 1980. p. 16.
  2. Suomenmaa 3: maantieteellis-yhteiskunnallinen tieto- ja hakuteos. Helsinki: WSOY. 1970. p. 302–307.
  3. Iltanen, Jussi (2010). Radan varrella: Suomen rautatieliikennepaikat. Helsinki: Karttakeskus. p. 123–124. ISBN 978-951-59321-4-3.
  4. "Tuure Junnila" (in Finnish). Parliament of Finland. Retrieved 8 March 2017.
  5. "Kero, Reino" (in Swedish). Uppslagsverket Finland. Retrieved 8 March 2017.
  6. "Kulonen, Eino" (in Swedish). Uppslagsverket Finland. Retrieved 8 March 2017.
  7. "Kaarlo Sarkia". Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved 8 March 2017.


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