Sastamala

Sastamala is a town and municipality of Finland. It was created January 1, 2009, when the municipalities of Vammala, Äetsä and Mouhijärvi were consolidated into a single town.

Sastamala
Town
Sastamalan kaupunki
Sastamala stad

Coat of arms
Location of Sastamala in Finland
Coordinates: 61°20.5′N 022°54.5′E
Country Finland
RegionPirkanmaa
Sub-regionSouth Western Pirkanmaa sub-region
Charter2009
SeatVammala
Government
  Town managerJarkko Malmberg
Area
 (2018-01-01)[1]
  Total1,531.75 km2 (591.41 sq mi)
  Land1,291.42 km2 (498.62 sq mi)
  Water96.14 km2 (37.12 sq mi)
Area rank49th largest in Finland
Population
 (2019-01-31)[2]
  Total24,628
  Rank41st largest in Finland
  Density19.07/km2 (49.4/sq mi)
Population by native language
  Finnish98.7% (official)
  Swedish0.2%
  Others1.2%
Population by age
  0 to 1416.7%
  15 to 6461.8%
  65 or older21.5%
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+03:00 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]20%
Websitewww.sastamala.fi

It is located in the Pirkanmaa region. The town has a population of 24,628 (31 January 2019)[2] and covers an area of 1,531.75 square kilometres (591.41 sq mi) of which 96.14 km2 (37.12 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 19.07 inhabitants per square kilometre (49.4/sq mi).

Neighbouring municipalities are Huittinen, Hämeenkyrö, Ikaalinen, Kankaanpää, Kokemäki, Lavia, Nokia, Punkalaidun, Ulvila, Urjala and Vesilahti.

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

Sights and happenings

  • Vanhan kirjallisuuden päivät, book festival
  • Sastamala Gregoriana, early music festival
  • Skicenter Ellivuori
  • Pirunvuori
  • Herra Hakkaraisen talo
  • Culturehouse Jaatsi
  • Lakeside Golf Vammala
  • Sarkia museum
  • Keikyä museum
  • Kokemäenjoki

International relations

Twin towns — Sister cities

Sastamala is twinned with:

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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