The birth-place of Finnish Nobel laureate Frans Emil Sillanpää
Coat of arms
Location of Hämeenkyrö in Finland
|Coordinates: 61°38′N 023°12′E|
|• Municipality manager||Antero Alenius|
|• Total||505.10 km2 (195.02 sq mi)|
|• Land||463.76 km2 (179.06 sq mi)|
|• Water||41.34 km2 (15.96 sq mi)|
|Area rank||187th largest in Finland|
|• Rank||93rd largest in Finland|
|• Density||22.64/km2 (58.6/sq mi)|
|Population by native language|
|• Finnish||99% (official)|
|Population by age|
|• 0 to 14||18%|
|• 15 to 64||63.8%|
|• 65 or older||18.2%|
|Time zone||UTC+02:00 (EET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+03:00 (EEST)|
|Municipal tax rate||20%|
It is part of the Pirkanmaa region. The municipality has a population of 10,500 (31 January 2019) and covers an area of 505.10 square kilometres (195.02 sq mi) of which 41.34 km2 (15.96 sq mi) is water. The population density is 22.64 inhabitants per square kilometre (58.6/sq mi).
The municipality is unilingually Finnish.
- Taavetti Kalliokorpi (1869–1949), Finnish farmer and politician
- Frans Eemil Sillanpää (1888–1964), Finnish writer, Nobel Laureate in Literature
- Arvo Tuominen (1894–1981), Finnish journalist, politician and author
- Iivari Yrjölä (1899–1985), Finnish athlete
- Paavo Yrjölä (1902–1980), Finnish track and field athlete
- Matti Yrjölä (born 1938), Finnish shot putter
- Mirja Ojanen (born 1967), Finnish ski-orienteering competitor
- Ilkka Tuomisto (born 1984), Finnish Paralympic cross-country skier and biathlete
- Jyri Niemi (born 1990), Finnish professional ice hockey defenceman
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- "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.
- "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.
- "List of municipal and parish tax rates in 2011". Tax Administration of Finland. 29 November 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2011.