Tyrvää

Tyrvää (Swedish: Tyrvis) was a municipality in the Satakunta region, Turku and Pori Province, Finland. It was established in 1439 when the Tyrvää parish was separated from the parish of Karkku. In 1915, the market town of Vammala was separated from Tyrvää, and in 1973, Tyrvää was consolidated with Vammala. In 2009, Vammala became a part of the newly established town Sastamala.

Tyrvää
Former municipality
Tyrvään kunta
Tyrvis kommun
The Medieval St. Olaf's Church.

Coat of arms
Coordinates: 61.347431°N 22.901361°E / 61.347431; 22.901361
CountryFinland
RegionSatakunta
Parish1439
Consolidated1973
Area
  Land399.1 km2 (154.1 sq mi)
Population
 (1972)[1]
  Total7,260
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
ClimateDfc

The administrative center of the Tyrvää municipality was located north of Vammala, by the lakes Rautavesi and Liekovesi.

Tyrvää is known of the prominent Finnish painter Akseli Gallen-Kallela, who was raised in Tyrvää,[2] and the medieval St. Olaf's Church.[3] The twin tower Tyrvää Church was built in 1855.[4]

References

  1. "II Väestö". Statistical Yearbook of Finland 1972. Helsinki: Central Statistical Office. 1973. p. 18.
  2. "Akseli Gallen-Kallela (1865-1931). A Passion for Finland". Musée d'Orsay. 2012. Retrieved 30 November 2018.
  3. "St Olaf's Church in Tyrvää". Sastamala Parish. Retrieved 30 November 2018.
  4. "Tyrvään kirkko" (in Finnish). Sastamala Parish. Retrieved 30 November 2018.


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