Tenala

Tenala (Finnish: Tenhola) is a former municipality in Uusimaa, Finland. It was neighboured by Hanko, Kisko, Perniö, Pohja, Särkisalo and Ekenäs.

Tenala

Tenhola
Former municipality
Tenala kommun
Tenholan kunta
Church in Tenala

Coat of arms
Coordinates: 60°03′30″N 23°18′00″E
CountryFinland
RegionUusimaa
Established1329 [1]
ConsolidatedTo Ekenäs in 1993
Area
  Total443.6 km2 (171.3 sq mi)
Population
 (1988)[1]
  Total2,991
  Density6.7/km2 (17/sq mi)
Languages
  Swedish86.96%
ClimateDfb

The municipality was established in 1329. The stone church of Tenala was built in late 15th century and the paintings on the piers are from the 17th century. The bell tower of the church was renovated in 1762. In 1988, Tenala had 2991 inhabitants living in an area of 443.6 km2 and 86.96% of the inhabitants spoke Swedish as their native language. In 1993, the municipality consolidated with Ekenäs. In 2009, Tenala became a part of the newly established city of Raseborg.

Notable residents

References

  1. Tenhola information (in Finnish)
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