Hartola, Finland

Hartola (Swedish: Gustav Adolfs) is a municipality of Finland. It is located in the Itä-Häme, Päijänne Tavastia region. The municipality has a population of 2,676 (31 July 2020),[1] which make it the smallest municipality in Päijänne Tavastia in terms of population. It covers an area of 675.38 square kilometres (260.77 sq mi) of which 132.18 km2 (51.03 sq mi) is water.[2] The population density is 4.93 inhabitants per square kilometre (12.8/sq mi). Neighouring municipalities are Heinola, Joutsa, Luhanka, Pertunmaa and Sysmä.

Hartola

Gustav Adolfs
Municipality
Hartolan kunta
Gustav Adolfs kommun
Eastern Tavastia College (Itä-Hämeen opisto) in Hartola
Eastern Tavastia College (Itä-Hämeen opisto) in Hartola
Coat of arms of Hartola
Coat of arms
Location of Hartola in Finland
Location of Hartola in Finland
Coordinates: 61°35′N 026°01′E / 61.583°N 26.017°E / 61.583; 26.017Coordinates: 61°35′N 026°01′E / 61.583°N 26.017°E / 61.583; 26.017
Country Finland
RegionPäijänne Tavastia
Sub-regionHeinola sub-region
Charter1784
Government
 • Municipal managerRaija Peltonen
 • Density0/km2 (0/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+03:00 (EEST)
Websitewww.hartola.fi

The municipality is unilingually Finnish. The municipality is also known as "Gustav Adolfs" in Swedish.[6] Hartola is home to the Itä-Hämeen Museo, the regional museum for seven municipalities.

Since 1987, the town has billed itself as a sovereign royal parish based upon a 1784 proclamation by King Gustav III of Sweden creating a new parish on the eastern border of his kingdom in honor of his son, Gustav Adolf.

At every first Saturday in September, there is a fair at Hartola. The event is biggest in Finland at its genre.[7]

Municipality is also known about writer Maila Talvio's place of birth.

PoliticsEdit

Results of the 2011 Finnish parliamentary election in Hartola:

VillagesEdit

All schools those located in villages have been closed. School system in Hartola is about 140 years old.[9]

Pictures from HartolaEdit

 
Lake Salajärvi in Lepsala Village, Hartola, Finland

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e "Suomen virallinen tilasto (SVT): Väestön ennakkotilasto [verkkojulkaisu]. Heinäkuu 2020" (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 13 September 2020.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Area of Finnish Municipalities 1.1.2018" (PDF). National Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "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. ^ a b "List of municipal and parish tax rates in 2011". Tax Administration of Finland. 29 November 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
  5. ^ a b c d e "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.
  6. ^ Kotimaisten kielten tutkimuskeskus :: Svenska ortnamn i Finland
  7. ^ Infopage
  8. ^ http://www.vuorenkyla.fi/ Vuorenkylä cite, finnish, village was notable in 2007 village of the year
  9. ^ http://www.koittiry.net/riihiniemen-koulun-100-vuotisjuhla History of Riihiniemi school, finnish, citation 2012

External linksEdit

  Media related to Hartola at Wikimedia Commons