Huittinen (Swedish: Vittis) is a town and municipality in Finland. It is located in the Satakunta region, 63 kilometres (39 mi) southeast of Pori and 75 kilometres (47 mi) southwest of Tampere. The town has a population of 9,876 (31 December 2021)[2] and covers an area of 539.59 square kilometres (208.34 sq mi) of which 6.97 km2 (2.69 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 18.54 inhabitants per square kilometre (48.0/sq mi).

Huittinen
Vittis
Town
Huittisten kaupunki
Vittis stad
A view from Lauttakylä, central Huittinen
A view from Lauttakylä, central Huittinen
Coat of arms of Huittinen
Location of Huittinen in Finland
Location of Huittinen in Finland
Coordinates: 61°10.5′N 022°42′E / 61.1750°N 22.700°E / 61.1750; 22.700Coordinates: 61°10.5′N 022°42′E / 61.1750°N 22.700°E / 61.1750; 22.700
Country Finland
RegionSatakunta
Sub-regionPori sub-region
Charter1865
Market town1972
Town privileges1977
SeatLauttakylä
Government
 • Town managerJyrki Peltomaa
Area
 (2018-01-01)[1]
 • Total539.59 km2 (208.34 sq mi)
 • Land532.62 km2 (205.65 sq mi)
 • Water6.97 km2 (2.69 sq mi)
 • Rank163rd largest in Finland
Population
 (2021-12-31)[2]
 • Total9,876
 • Rank99th largest in Finland
 • Density18.54/km2 (48.0/sq mi)
Population by native language
 • Finnish98.1% (official)
 • Swedish0.1%
 • Others1.8%
Population by age
 • 0 to 1414.3%
 • 15 to 6456.3%
 • 65 or older29.4%
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+03:00 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]21%
ClimateDfc
Websitewww.huittinen.fi

The town is unilingually Finnish.

Risto Ryti, the president of Finland in 1940–44, was born in Huittinen in 1889.[6]

Municipality of Vampula was consolidated with Huittinen on 1 January 2009.

PoliticsEdit

Results of the 2011 Finnish parliamentary election in Huittinen:

International relationsEdit

Twin towns — Sister citiesEdit

Huittinen is twinned with:

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Area of Finnish Municipalities 1.1.2018" (PDF). National Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Preliminary population structure by area, 2021M01*-2021M12*". StatFin (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 2 February 2022.
  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 (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. ^ "List of municipal and parish tax rates in 2021" (PDF). Tax Administration of Finland. 1 December 2020. Retrieved 10 April 2021.
  6. ^ "History and Influential People". Town of Huittinen. Retrieved December 28, 2021.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Huittinen at Wikimedia Commons