Mouhijärvi

Mouhijärvi is a former municipality of Finland, located in the southwestern part of the country. It was an agricultural village since the 18th century.

Location of Mouhijärvi in southwestern Finland.
Coat of arms of Mouhijärvi.

On the 1st of January in 2009 Mouhijärvi was consolidated with the municipalities of Vammala and Äetsä, to form a new town named Sastamala.

GeographyEdit

Mouhijärvi was located in the southwest Pirkanmaa region, and was part of the former provinces of Turku and Pori Province (1917 to 1997) and Western Finland Province (1997 to 2010). The location is between the shores of Mätikkö and Siilijärvi lakes and covered an area of 268.65 square kilometres (103.73 sq mi), of which 14.48 square kilometres (5.59 sq mi) was water.[1][2][3]

DemographicsEdit

The municipality had a population of 2,961 (2003).[3] The population density was 11.0 inhabitants per 1 square kilometre (0.39 sq mi).[3]

The municipality was unilingually Finnish.

History

Mouhijärvi was notable for being the first municipality in Finland to have an all-female city council — in 1988.

People born in MouhijärviEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ MapSite - National Land Survey of Finland accessed 10.12.2011.
  2. ^ bikemap.net: Mouhijärvi . accessed 10.10.2011.
  3. ^ a b c Tripsay.com: Destination/Mouhijärvi accessed 10.10.2011.

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Coordinates: 61°30′45″N 23°00′30″E / 61.51250°N 23.00833°E / 61.51250; 23.00833