Eura (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈeu̯rɑ]) is a municipality of Finland. It is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Satakunta region. The municipality has a population of 11,181 (31 December 2023)[2] and covers an area of 630.20 square kilometres (243.32 sq mi) of which 51.33 km2 (19.82 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 19.31 inhabitants per square kilometre (50.0/sq mi).

Eura
Municipality
Euran kunta
Eura kommun
Biolan headquarters in Eura
Biolan headquarters in Eura
Coat of arms of Eura
Location of Eura in Finland
Location of Eura in Finland
Coordinates: 61°08′N 022°08′E / 61.133°N 22.133°E / 61.133; 22.133
Country Finland
RegionSatakunta
Sub-regionRauma sub-region
Charter1866
Government
 • Municipality managerJuha Majalahti
Area
 (2018-01-01)[1]
 • Total630.20 km2 (243.32 sq mi)
 • Land578.88 km2 (223.51 sq mi)
 • Water51.33 km2 (19.82 sq mi)
 • Rank146th largest in Finland
Population
 (2023-12-31)[2]
 • Total11,181
 • Rank89th largest in Finland
 • Density19.31/km2 (50.0/sq mi)
Population by native language
 • Finnish95.9% (official)
 • Swedish0.2%
 • Others4%
Population by age
 • 0 to 1415.2%
 • 15 to 6456.4%
 • 65 or older28.4%
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+03:00 (EEST)
ClimateDfc
Websitewww.eura.fi

The municipality is unilingually Finnish. The municipality of Kiukainen was consolidated with Eura on 1 January 2009.

The municipality is one of the most distinguished places in Finland in terms of pre-historical findings. The archaeological findings are mainly from the Iron Age and include e.g. ancient dress "Euran Emännän Puku".

Local tradition had it still in the 18th century that a decisive battle against invading Sweden was held in Eura's Big Meadow (Iso Niitty) in the Middle Ages. According to the story, there was blood up to man's ankles on the meadow.[6]

Politics edit

Results of the 2011 Finnish parliamentary election in Eura:

Twin towns - Sister cities edit

Eura is twinned with:

Notable people edit

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ a b "Area of Finnish Municipalities 1.1.2018" (PDF). National Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Immigration record high in Finland in 2023". StatFin. Statistics Finland. Retrieved 25 January 2024.
  3. ^ "Demographic Structure by area as of 31 December 2022". Statistics Finland's PX-Web databases. Statistics Finland. Retrieved 6 September 2023.
  4. ^ "Population according to age (1-year) and sex by area and the regional division of each statistical reference year, 2003–2020". StatFin. Statistics Finland. Retrieved 2 May 2021.
  5. ^ a b "Luettelo kuntien ja seurakuntien tuloveroprosenteista vuonna 2023". Tax Administration of Finland. 14 November 2022. Retrieved 7 May 2023.
  6. ^ Purhonen, Paula: Kristinuskon saapumisesta Suomeen. 1998. ISBN 951-9057-31-5. See page 156.

External links edit

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