Marttila

Marttila (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈmɑrtːilɑ]; Swedish: S:t Mårtens, i.e. Saint Martin's) is a municipality of Finland.

Marttila

S:t Mårtens
Municipality
Marttilan kunta
S:t Mårtens kommun

Coat of arms
Location of Marttila in Finland
Coordinates: 60°35′N 022°54′E
Country Finland
RegionSouthwest Finland
Sub-regionLoimaa sub-region
Charter1409
Government
  Municipal managerCarita Maisila
Area
 (2018-01-01)[1]
  Total195.99 km2 (75.67 sq mi)
  Land195.27 km2 (75.39 sq mi)
  Water0.71 km2 (0.27 sq mi)
Area rank264th largest in Finland
Population
 (2019-01-31)[2]
  Total2,012
  Rank269th largest in Finland
  Density10.3/km2 (27/sq mi)
Population by native language
  Finnish98.5% (official)
  Swedish0.6%
  Others0.9%
Population by age
  0 to 1415.6%
  15 to 6462.2%
  65 or older22.2%
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+03:00 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]19.25%
ClimateDfc
Websitewww.marttila.fi

It is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Southwest Finland region. The municipality has a population of 2,012 (31 January 2019)[2] and covers an area of 195.99 square kilometres (75.67 sq mi) of which 0.71 km2 (0.27 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 10.3 inhabitants per square kilometre (27/sq mi).

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

Marttila's neighbouring municipalities are Koski Tl, Lieto, Loimaa, Paimio, Pöytyä and Salo.

History

During the Swedish domestic war regarding who was to be king, an important battle took place here 29 August 1599. Troops under Axel Kurck, supporting king Sigismund were defeated by troops supported duke Karl, soon to be king Karl IX. Karl more or less already ruled Sweden and what is Finland nowadays, and Sigismund were based in Poland. There is a memorial, erected 1934, to be seen in Marttila. Martilla is along what at that time was called "Tavastlands Oxväg", in Finnish language now posted as "Hämeen Härkätie" which in English translates to "Oxroad of Häme".

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.

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