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Karkkila (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈkɑrkːilɑ]; Swedish: Högfors) is a town and a municipality of Finland.

Karkkila

KarkkilaHögfors
Town
Karkkilan kaupunki
Högfors stad
Road Helsingintie in town centre
Road Helsingintie in town centre
Coat of arms of Karkkila
Coat of arms
Location of Karkkila in Finland
Location of Karkkila in Finland
Coordinates: 60°32′N 024°13′E / 60.533°N 24.217°E / 60.533; 24.217Coordinates: 60°32′N 024°13′E / 60.533°N 24.217°E / 60.533; 24.217
Country Finland
RegionUusimaa
Sub-regionHelsinki sub-region
Charter1932
Town1977
Government
 • City managerMinna Karhunen
Area
 (2018-01-01)[1]
 • Total255.32 km2 (98.58 sq mi)
 • Land242.36 km2 (93.58 sq mi)
 • Water12.95 km2 (5.00 sq mi)
Area rank248th largest in Finland
Population
 (2019-01-31)[2]
 • Total8,809
 • Rank113th largest in Finland
 • Density36.35/km2 (94.1/sq mi)
Population by native language
 • Finnish96.1% (official)
 • Swedish0.7%
 • Others3.2%
Population by age
 • 0 to 1416.8%
 • 15 to 6465.3%
 • 65 or older17.9%
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+03:00 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]20.25%
Urbanisation88.4%
Unemployment rate7.8%
ClimateDfb
Websitewww.karkkila.fi

Neighbour municipalities are Lohja, Loppi, Tammela and Vihti.

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GeographyEdit

It is located in the Uusimaa region. The municipality has a population of 8,809 (31 January 2019)[2] and the municipality covers an area of 255.32 square kilometres (98.58 sq mi) of which 12.95 square kilometres (5.00 sq mi) is inland water (2018-01-01).[1] The population density is 36 inhabitants per square kilometre (93/sq mi) (31 January 2019).

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

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PersonalitiesEdit

International relationsEdit

Twin towns - Sister citiesEdit

Karkkila was a member of the Douzelage, a unique town twinning association of 24 towns across the European Union. This active town twinning began in 1991 and there are regular events, such as a produce market from each of the other countries and festivals.[6][7] Karkkila was replaced by Asikkala as the Finnish town in the association in 2016.

  Altea, Spain - 1991
  Bad Kötzting, Germany - 1991
  Bellagio, Italy - 1991
  Bundoran, Ireland - 1991
  Granville, France - 1991
  Holstebro, Denmark - 1991
  Houffalize, Belgium - 1991
  Meerssen, the Netherlands - 1991
  Niederanven, Luxembourg - 1991
  Preveza, Greece - 1991
  Sesimbra, Portugal - 1991
  Sherborne, United Kingdom - 1991
  Karkkila, Finland - 1997–2016
  Oxelösund, Sweden - 1998
  Judenburg, Austria - 1999
  Chojna, Poland - 2004
  Kőszeg, Hungary - 2004
  Sigulda, Latvia - 2004
  Sušice, Czech Republic - 2004
  Türi, Estonia - 2004
  Zvolen, Slovakia - 2007
  Prienai, Lithuania - 2008
  Marsaskala, Malta - 2009
  Siret, Romania - 2010

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]. Tammikuu 2019" (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  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. ^ "Douzelage.org: Home". www.douzelage.org. Retrieved 2009-10-21.
  7. ^ "Douzelage.org: Member Towns". www.douzelage.org. Retrieved 2009-10-21.

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