Isokyrö

Isokyrö (Finnish: [ˈis̠o̞ˌkyrø̞]; Swedish: Storkyro) is a municipality of Finland. It is located in the South Ostrobothnia region, 43 kilometres (27 mi) from Vaasa. The municipality has a population of 4,473 (31 December 2020)[2] and covers an area of 356.91 square kilometres (137.80 sq mi) of which 2.79 km2 (1.08 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 12.63 inhabitants per square kilometre (32.7/sq mi). There are 13.000 hectares of cultivated fields.[6]

Isokyrö

Storkyro
Municipality
Isokyrön kunta
Storkyro kommun
Isokyrö Church
Isokyrö Church
Coat of arms of Isokyrö
Coat of arms
Location of Isokyrö in Finland
Location of Isokyrö in Finland
Coordinates: 63°00′N 022°19′E / 63.000°N 22.317°E / 63.000; 22.317Coordinates: 63°00′N 022°19′E / 63.000°N 22.317°E / 63.000; 22.317
Country Finland
RegionSouth Ostrobothnia
Sub-regionSeinäjoki sub-region
Charter1785
Government
 • Municipality managerTero Kankaanpää
Area
 (2018-01-01)[1]
 • Total356.91 km2 (137.80 sq mi)
 • Land354.20 km2 (136.76 sq mi)
 • Water2.79 km2 (1.08 sq mi)
Area rank216th largest in Finland
Population
 (2020-12-31)[2]
 • Total4,473
 • Rank185th largest in Finland
 • Density12.63/km2 (32.7/sq mi)
Population by native language
 • Finnish98.9% (official)
 • Swedish0.6%
 • Others0.5%
Population by age
 • 0 to 1417.6%
 • 15 to 6461%
 • 65 or older21.4%
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+03:00 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]20.25%
Websitewww.isokyro.fi

In the name of the municipality, "iso" means big; "kyrö", on the other hand, is a Tavastian dialect and means a quarry, rocky or rugged terrain for hiding.

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Area of Finnish Municipalities 1.1.2018" (PDF). National Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Suomen virallinen tilasto (SVT): Väestön ennakkotilasto [verkkojulkaisu]. Joulukuu 2020" (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 11 February 2021.
  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. ^ http://www.isokyro.fi/?lang=en

External linksEdit

  Media related to Isokyrö at Wikimedia Commons