Tottijärvi

Tottijärvi is a village and a former municipality in Nokia, Finland. It is located by the lake Pyhäjärvi, about 30 kilometres southwest of the city of Tampere. The population of Tottijärvi is 717 (2008).[2]

Tottijärvi
Former municipality
Tottijärven kunta
Tottijärvi kommun
Tottijäri Church, built in 1841.

Coat of arms
Coordinates: 61°23′52″N 023°20′34″E
CountryFinland
RegionPirkanmaa
Consolidated1976
Area
  Land87.2 km2 (33.7 sq mi)
Population
 (1975)[1]
  Total1,052
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
ClimateDfc

History

The history of Tottijärvi dates back to the early 14th century. According to a legend, it was named after the dog of the chieftain Matti Kurki. Kurki drowned his dog Totti into a lake, as it was making noise during an ambush and later the dog began to haunt him.[2] The Tottijärvi Manor was established in 1416. It was owned by the Kurki of Laukko family. The manor was destroyed in the 1918 Finnish Civil War.[3]

Tottijärvi was originally a part of the Greater Pirkkala, which was one of the 10 original sockens of the historical province of Satakunta, and later a part of the Vesilahti municipality. The Tottijärvi parish was established in 1685 and the municipality of Tottijärvi in 1906. It was annexed with the town of Nokia in 1976.[2]

References

  1. "II Väestö". Statistical Yearbook of Finland 1975. Helsinki: Central Statistical Office. 1976. p. 22.
  2. "Tottijärven kylä" (in Finnish). Village of Tottijärvi. 2008. Retrieved 8 March 2017.
  3. "Tottijärven kartano" (in Finnish). The National Board of Antiquities. 2003. Retrieved 8 March 2017.


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