Asikkala is a municipality of Finland. Its seat is in Vääksy.

Asikkala
Municipality
Asikkalan kunta
Asikkala kommun
Vääksy Canal
Vääksy Canal
Coat of arms of Asikkala
Coat of arms
Location of Asikkala in Finland
Location of Asikkala in Finland
Coordinates: 61°10′20″N 025°32′50″E / 61.17222°N 25.54722°E / 61.17222; 25.54722Coordinates: 61°10′20″N 025°32′50″E / 61.17222°N 25.54722°E / 61.17222; 25.54722
Country Finland
RegionPäijänne Tavastia
Sub-regionLahti sub-region
Charter1848
SeatVääksy
Government
 • Municipal managerJuri Nieminen
Area
 (2018-01-01)[1]
 • Total755.55 km2 (291.72 sq mi)
 • Land563.41 km2 (217.53 sq mi)
 • Water192.13 km2 (74.18 sq mi)
Area rank151st largest in Finland
Population
 (2019-01-31)[2]
 • Total8,142
 • Rank123rd largest in Finland
 • Density14.45/km2 (37.4/sq mi)
Population by native language
 • Finnish98.6% (official)
 • Swedish0.2%
 • Others1.2%
Population by age
 • 0 to 1415.3%
 • 15 to 6462.4%
 • 65 or older22.3%
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+03:00 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]20%
Websitewww.asikkala.fi

It is located in the province of Southern Finland and is part of the Päijänne Tavastia region. The municipality has a population of 8,142 (31 January 2019)[6] and covers an area of 755.55 square kilometres (291.72 sq mi) of which 192.13 km2 (74.18 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 14.45 inhabitants per square kilometre (37.4/sq mi).

The municipality is unilingually Finnish, by law since 1996.

Some villagesEdit

Kalkkinen, Kopsuo, Kurhila, Urajärvi and Vähä-äiniö.

PoliticsEdit

Results of the 2011 Finnish parliamentary election in Asikkala:

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "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.
  6. ^ "Population by municipality as of 31 October 2010". Population Information System (in Finnish and Swedish). Population Register Center of Finland. Archived from the original on 2010-12-27. Retrieved 16 December 2010.

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