Parkano is a town and municipality in Finland.

Parkanon kaupunki
Parkano stad
Parkano by night
Parkano by night
Coat of arms of Parkano
Coat of arms
Location of Parkano in Finland
Location of Parkano in Finland
Coordinates: 62°00.5′N 023°01.5′E / 62.0083°N 23.0250°E / 62.0083; 23.0250Coordinates: 62°00.5′N 023°01.5′E / 62.0083°N 23.0250°E / 62.0083; 23.0250
Country Finland
Sub-regionNorth Western Pirkanmaa
 • City managerJari Heiniluoma
 • Total909.67 km2 (351.23 sq mi)
 • Land852.16 km2 (329.02 sq mi)
 • Water57.5 km2 (22.2 sq mi)
Area rank90th largest in Finland
 • Total6,352
 • Rank151st largest in Finland
 • Density7.45/km2 (19.3/sq mi)
Population by native language
 • Finnish98.3% (official)
 • Swedish0.1%
 • Others1.6%
Population by age
 • 0 to 1413.7%
 • 15 to 6453%
 • 65 or older33.3%
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+03:00 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]22%

It is located 84 kilometres (52 mi) north of Tampere in the Pirkanmaa region. The population of Parkano is 6,352 (March 31, 2021)[2] and the municipality covers an area of 852.16 km2 (329.02 sq mi) of which 57.50 km2 (22.20 sq mi) is inland water (January 1, 2018).[1] The population density is 7.45/km2 (19.3/sq mi).

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.


The most famous person to live in Parkano is probably "the baron of Parkano", Gustav Wrede af Elimä.[who?]


  1. ^ a b "Area of Finnish Municipalities 1.1.2018" (PDF). National Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Preliminary population structure by area, 2021M01*-2021M03*". StatFin (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 2 May 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 (1-year) and sex by area and the regional division of each statistical reference year, 2003-2020". StatFin. Statistics Finland. Retrieved 2 May 2021.
  5. ^ "List of municipal and parish tax rates in 2021" (PDF). Tax Administration of Finland. 1 December 2020. Retrieved 10 April 2021.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Parkano at Wikimedia Commons

Parkano church was built in 1800 and the bell tower in front of it in 1889. Lightning struck the church on Midsummer's Day in 1928, killing four people.