Urjala

Urjala (Swedish: Urjala, also Urdiala) is a municipality of Finland.

Urjala
Municipality
Urjalan kunta
Urjala kommun
Kortejärvi Lake in Urjala

Coat of arms
Location of Urjala in Finland
Coordinates: 61°05′N 023°33′E
Country Finland
RegionPirkanmaa
Sub-regionSouthern Pirkanmaa
Charter1868
Government
  Municipal managerHannu Maijala
Area
 (2018-01-01)[1]
  Total505.37 km2 (195.12 sq mi)
  Land475.22 km2 (183.48 sq mi)
  Water30.16 km2 (11.64 sq mi)
Area rank182nd largest in Finland
Population
 (2019-01-31)[2]
  Total4,796
  Rank180th largest in Finland
  Density10.09/km2 (26.1/sq mi)
Population by native language
  Finnish98% (official)
  Swedish0.3%
  Others1.7%
Population by age
  0 to 1413.7%
  15 to 6461.6%
  65 or older24.7%
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+03:00 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]21%
Websitewww.urjala.fi

It is part of the Pirkanmaa region, near Forssa. The municipality has a population of 4,796 (31 January 2019)[2] and covers an area of 505.37 square kilometres (195.12 sq mi) of which 30.16 km2 (11.64 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 10.09 inhabitants per square kilometre (26.1/sq mi).

Neighbouring municipalities are Akaa, Forssa, Humppila, Hämeenlinna, Punkalaidun, Sastamala, Tammela, and Vesilahti.

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

Villages

Annula, Hakkila, Hakolahti, Halkivaha, Harittu, Honkola, Huhti, Kamppari, Kehro, Kokko, Laukeela, Menonen, Nuutajärvi, Perho, Puolimatka, Salmi, Tursa, Urjalankylä, Vahonen, Valajärvi, Velkala, Välkkilä

Notable individuals

  • Antti Eskola, writer and Professor Emeritus at the University of Tampere
  • Aukusti Uotila, painter
  • Astrid Reponen-Juvas, researcher and soldier
  • Ilmari Saarinen, poet
  • In The Mood, band
  • Johan Hampus Furuhjelm, vice-admiral and explorer
  • Jouko Norén, athlete
  • Kerttu Nurminen, designer and glass artist
  • Mummi Kutoo, band
  • Oskar Uotila, poet and lecturer
  • Väinö Linna, author

Trivia

  • Väinö Linna was born in Urjala, although he is most often referred to be from Tampere where he lived most of his adult life.
  • The oldest glassblowing factory in Finland is located in the village of Nuutajärvi, Urjala.

Images

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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