Tarvasjoki

Tarvasjoki (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈtɑrʋɑsˌjoki]) is a former municipality in the region of Southwest Finland, in Finland. It was merged with the municipality of Lieto on 1 January 2015.

Tarvasjoki
Former municipality
Tarvasjoen kunta
Tarvasjoki kommun
Tarvasjoki Church

Coat of arms
Location of Tarvasjoki in Finland
Coordinates: 60°35′N 022°44′E
CountryFinland
RegionSouthwest Finland
Sub-regionLoimaa sub-region
Charter1869
Merged2015
Government
  Municipal managerOili Paavola
Area
  Total102.41 km2 (39.54 sq mi)
  Land101.96 km2 (39.37 sq mi)
  Water0.45 km2 (0.17 sq mi)
Population
 (2014-11-30)[2]
  Total1,959
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
ClimateDfc
Websitewww.tarvasjoki.fi

The municipality had a population of 1,959 (30 November 2014)[2] and it covered an area of 102.41 square kilometres (39.54 sq mi) of which 0.45 square kilometres (0.17 sq mi) was water.[1] The population density was 19.21 inhabitants per square kilometre (49.8/sq mi).

The municipality was unilingually Finnish.

Name

The name part joki means "river". The Tarvas part of the name originally referred to wild animals that were hunted, for example aurochs (wild cattle) and roe deer.[3]

Villages

Eura, Horrinen, Hungerla, Jauhola, Juva, Kallela, Karhula, Killala, Kirkonkylä, Kättylä, Liedonperä, Mäentaka, Satopää, Seppälä, Suitsula, Suurila, Takamaa, Tiensuu, Tuomarla, Tuorila, Tyllilä, Yrjönkylä.

Famous people from Tarvasjoki

References

  1. "Area by municipality as of 1 January 2011" (PDF) (in Finnish and Swedish). Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 9 March 2011.
  2. "VÄESTÖTIETOJÄRJESTELMÄ REKISTERITILANNE 30.11.2014" (in Finnish and Swedish). Population Register Center of Finland. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 29 December 2014.
  3. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-05-18. Retrieved 2010-06-27.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)


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