Pohja

Pohja (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈpohjɑ]; Swedish: Pojo) is a former municipality of Finland. It was consolidated with Ekenäs and Karis to form the new town of Raseborg in 2009.

Pohja

PohjaPojo
Former municipality
Pohjan kunta
Pojo kommun
Pohja Church

Coat of arms
Location of Pohja in Finland
Coordinates: 60°06′N 023°31.5′E
CountryFinland
RegionUusimaa
Sub-regionEkenäs sub-region
Consolidated2009
Area
  Total266.13 km2 (102.75 sq mi)
  Land224.66 km2 (86.74 sq mi)
  Water41.47 km2 (16.01 sq mi)
Population
 (2008-12-31)[2]
  Total4,936
  Density19/km2 (48/sq mi)
Population by native language
  Finnish60% (official)
  Swedish40% (official)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
ClimateDfb

It is located in the province of Southern Finland and is part of the Uusimaa region. The municipality had a population of 4,936 (as of 31 December 2008)[2] and covered a land area of 224.66 square kilometres (86.74 sq mi).[1] The population density was 21.97 inhabitants per square kilometre (56.9/sq mi).

The municipality was bilingual, with majority being Finnish (60%) and minority Swedish (40%) speakers. Pohja is one of the birthplaces of Finnish metal industry. Fiskars Corporation was founded near Pohja in 1649 and remains the largest employer in municipality area to date.

Notable residents

References

  1. "Area by municipality as of 1 January 2008" (PDF) (in Finnish and Swedish). Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 23 November 2010.
  2. "Population by municipality as of 31 December 2008". Population Information System (in Finnish and Swedish). Population Register Center of Finland. Archived from the original on 2010-12-02. Retrieved 23 November 2010.

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