The church of Loimaa Proper in Hirvikoski
Location of Loimaa in Finland
|• Town manager||Jari Rantala|
|• Total||851.93 km2 (328.93 sq mi)|
|• Land||847.97 km2 (327.40 sq mi)|
|• Water||3.96 km2 (1.53 sq mi)|
|Area rank||92nd largest in Finland|
|• Rank||71st largest in Finland|
|• Density||18.89/km2 (48.9/sq mi)|
|Population by native language|
|• Finnish||98.6% (official)|
|Population by age|
|• 0 to 14||15.4%|
|• 15 to 64||62.2%|
|• 65 or older||22.3%|
|Time zone||UTC+02:00 (EET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+03:00 (EEST)|
|Municipal tax rate||20.5%|
It is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Southwest Finland region. The municipality has a population of 16,018 (31 January 2019) and covers an area of 851.93 square kilometers (328.93 sq mi) of which 3.96 km2 (1.53 sq mi) is water. The population density is 18.89 inhabitants per square kilometer (48.9/sq mi).
First mentions of Loimaa come from the year 1439 but a parish was founded in the area already a decade earlier. The town was founded in its current form in 1876 as the railway between Turku and Toijala was completed.
A legend of Prättäkitti is heavily associated with Loimaa.
The name Loimaa comes from the river Loimijoki which flows through the town.
Rompepäivät (lit. "junk days") is an annual event that takes place in August. It brings together trunk show enthusiasts selling both old and new merchandise as well as food and entertainment. The trunk show is located at the historic market square of Loimaa, now known as Peltoinen, and draws in 8,000–10,000 visitors.
Subdivisions and villagesEdit
Alastaron-Mäenpää, Eura, Haara, Haaroinen, Haitula, Hartoinen, Hattula, Hirvikoski, Hurskala, Ilmarinen, Inkilä, Joenperä, Juva, Karhula, Karsattila, Kauhanoja, Kemppilä, Kesärlä, Klockarla, Koenperä, Kojonkulma, Krekilä, Kuninkainen, Kurittula, Kuttila, Köyliö, Lappijoki, Levälä, Lähde, Metsämaa, Mäenpää, Niemi, Niinijoki, Onkijoki, Pahikainen, Pappinen, Peltoinen, Piltola, Puujalkala, Raikkola, Seppälä, Sieppala, Torkkala, Vesikoski, and Vilvainen.
The city is home to the Bisons Loimaa basketball club, 2012 and 2013 Champion of the Korisliiga. The club regularly qualifies for international competitions. It plays its home games at the Loimaa Sports Center and on some occasions moves to the Energia Areena. The city is also home to the Hurrikaani Loimaa volleyball club, regularly qualifies for international competitions such as CLvolleyM and SM-league.
Twin towns — sister citiesEdit
Loimaa is twinned with the following towns.
- Uddevalla, Sweden
- Skien, Norway
- Jõhvi, Estonia
- Staraya Russa, Russia
- Mosfellsbær, Iceland
- Thisted Municipality, Denmark
- "Area of Finnish Municipalities 1.1.2018" (PDF). National Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
- "Suomen virallinen tilasto (SVT): Väestön ennakkotilasto [verkkojulkaisu]. Tammikuu 2019" (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
- "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.
- "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.
- "List of municipal and parish tax rates in 2011". Tax Administration of Finland. 29 November 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
- "Loimaa Paas poiketen! HD". YouTube (in Finnish). 27 September 2016. Retrieved 17 February 2020.
- "Ruoka". Loimaa-Seura (in Finnish). 2020. Retrieved 16 February 2020.
- "Rompeloimaa". Rompepäivät (in Finnish). 2020. Retrieved 16 February 2020.
- "Yhteystiedot". Loimaan Lehti (in Finnish). 2020. Retrieved 16 February 2020.
- "Ystävyyskaupungit". Loimaan kaupunki (in Finnish). 2020. Retrieved 28 April 2020.
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Media related to Loimaa at Wikimedia Commons
- Town of Loimaa – Official website
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