Pirkkala

Pirkkala (Swedish: Birkala) is a municipality of Finland.

Pirkkala

Birkala
Municipality
Pirkkalan kunta
Birkala kommun
Tampere-Pirkkala Airport

Coat of arms
Location of Pirkkala in Finland
Coordinates: 61°28′N 023°39′E
Country Finland
RegionPirkanmaa
Sub-regionTampere sub-region
Charter1922
Government
  MayorHelena Rissanen
Area
 (2018-01-01)[1]
  Total104.04 km2 (40.17 sq mi)
  Land81.38 km2 (31.42 sq mi)
  Water22.66 km2 (8.75 sq mi)
Area rank304th largest in Finland
Population
 (2019-01-31)[2]
  Total19,377
  Rank63rd largest in Finland
  Density238.11/km2 (616.7/sq mi)
Population by native language
  Finnish97.5% (official)
  Swedish0.4%
  Others2.2%
Population by age
  0 to 1422.1%
  15 to 6465.9%
  65 or older12%
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+03:00 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]20%
Websitewww.pirkkala.fi

It is located some 10 kilometres (6 mi) south-west from Tampere in the Pirkanmaa region. The municipality has a population of 19,377 (31 January 2019)[2] and covers an area of 104.04 square kilometres (40.17 sq mi) of which 22.66 km2 (8.75 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 238.11 inhabitants per square kilometre (616.7/sq mi). Pirkkala is currently the fastest-growing municipality in the Pirkanmaa region.

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

Tampere-Pirkkala Airport is located in southwest Pirkkala.

History

The former parish of Suur-Pirkkala (Great Pirkkala) is mentioned in historical writings from the 14th century. It occupied over half of Pirkanmaa, a region nowadays populated by about 360,000 inhabitants. Suur-Pirkkala began to split when new parishes and municipalities were founded. In 1922 the remains of Suur-Pirkkala were split into Pohjois- (Northern) and Etelä-Pirkkala (Southern Pirkkala). In 1938 the name of Northern Pirkkala was changed to Nokia and Southern Pirkkala reverted to its original name.

The present-day region of Pirkanmaa is named after Pirkkala.

International relations

Twin towns — Sister cities

Pirkkala is twinned with:

See also

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. "Networks, town twinning and partnerships" (PDF). City of Solna. Retrieved 2013-08-04.

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