Ikaalinen (Finnish: [ˈikɑːlinen]; Swedish: Ikalis) is a city and municipality of Finland. It is part of the Pirkanmaa region, located 55 kilometres (34 mi) northwest of Tampere. The town has a population of 6,783 (28 February 2023) and covers an area of 843.40 square kilometres (325.64 sq mi) of which 93.16 km2 (35.97 sq mi) is water. The population density is 9.04 inhabitants per square kilometre (23.4/sq mi).
|Sub-region||North Western Pirkanmaa|
|• Town manager||Kari Tolonen|
|• Total||843.40 km2 (325.64 sq mi)|
|• Land||750.30 km2 (289.69 sq mi)|
|• Water||93.16 km2 (35.97 sq mi)|
|• Rank||111th largest in Finland|
|• Rank||137th largest in Finland|
|• Density||9.04/km2 (23.4/sq mi)|
|Population by native language|
|• Finnish||97.2% (official)|
|Population by age|
|• 0 to 14||13.7%|
|• 15 to 64||53.8%|
|• 65 or older||32.4%|
|Time zone||UTC+02:00 (EET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+03:00 (EEST)|
The Seitseminen national park is partly located in the municipality.
S. Albert Kivinen, a writer and associate professor of philosophy of the University of Helsinki, is a native of Ikaalinen and his story Keskiyön Mato Ikaalisissa ("The Midnight Worm in Ikaalinen") is set there.
Ikaalinen became an independent municipality in 1641. The associated market town was founded in 1858. The market town and the municipality were united in 1972 and Ikaalinen became a town in 1977.
Notable people Edit
- Sulo Aittoniemi, congressman
- Outi Borgenström, sportsperson (orienteering)
- Oskar Gripenberg, general
- Edvard Gylling, politician (SDP, SKP), statistician
- S. Albert Kivinen, philosopher
- Jarmo Kujanpää, sportsperson (football)
- Kalervo Kurkiala, chaplain (1931–38)
- Matti Pitkänen, sportsperson (cross country skiing)
- Krista Pärmäkoski, sportsperson (cross country skiing)
- Samuli Samuelsson, sportsperson (sprinter)
- Bertel Strömmer, architect
See also Edit
- Nokia, another spa town in the Pirkanmaa region
- "Area of Finnish Municipalities 1.1.2018" (PDF). National Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
- "Preliminary population structure by area, 2022M01*-2023M02*". StatFin (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 4 April 2023.
- "Demographic Structure by area as of 31 December 2022". Statistics Finland's PX-Web databases. Statistics Finland. Retrieved 6 September 2023.
- "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.
- "Luettelo kuntien ja seurakuntien tuloveroprosenteista vuonna 2023". Tax Administration of Finland. 14 November 2022. Retrieved 7 May 2023.
Media related to Ikaalinen at Wikimedia Commons
- Town of Ikaalinen – Official website