Pukkila (Finnish: [ˈpukːilɑ]; Swedish: Pukkila, also Buckila) is a municipality of Finland. It is located in the Uusimaa region. The municipality has a population of 1,848 (31 December 2021)[2] and covers an area of 145.94 square kilometres (56.35 sq mi) of which 0.9 km2 (0.35 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 12.74 inhabitants per square kilometre (33.0/sq mi).

Pukkila
Municipality
Pukkilan kunta
Pukkila kommun
Pukkila church
Pukkila church
Coat of arms of Pukkila
Location of Pukkila in Finland
Location of Pukkila in Finland
Coordinates: 60°38.7′N 025°35′E / 60.6450°N 25.583°E / 60.6450; 25.583Coordinates: 60°38.7′N 025°35′E / 60.6450°N 25.583°E / 60.6450; 25.583
Country Finland
RegionUusimaa
Sub-regionPorvoo sub-region
Charter1898
Government
 • Municipal managerJuha Myyryläinen
Area
 (2018-01-01)[1]
 • Total145.94 km2 (56.35 sq mi)
 • Land145.04 km2 (56.00 sq mi)
 • Water0.9 km2 (0.3 sq mi)
 • Rank279th largest in Finland
Population
 (2021-12-31)[2]
 • Total1,848
 • Rank268th largest in Finland
 • Density12.74/km2 (33.0/sq mi)
Population by native language
 • Finnish97.8% (official)
 • Swedish0.9%
 • Others1.3%
Population by age
 • 0 to 1415.7%
 • 15 to 6460.6%
 • 65 or older23.7%
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+03:00 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]21.5%
ClimateDfc
Websitewww.pukkila.fi

The municipality is unilingually Finnish. The pukki- part of the municipality's name means "male goat", which is why the name of the municipality literally means the "place of goat". Pukkila has previously also been called Savijoki ("Clay River") and, in local colloquial language, Vähä-Porvoo ("Lesser Porvoo").[6]

In 1962, a former villager, Onni Nurmi, bequeathed the village 760 shares in a company called Nokia - then chiefly known as a manufacturer of rubber workboots - on condition that the income be used for the benefit of the elderly and that the shares would never be sold. After a legal battle[7][8] the shares have now been diversified and the income used to fund a welfare centre[9] and services for the elderly.[10]

SightsEdit

Pukkila includes the Naarkoski rapids with small waterfalls and fishponds, the Pukkila Church, Pukkila's wild boar garden, and the old and new part of Yado Oikawa's Japanese inn.[11]

PoliticsEdit

Results of the 2011 Finnish parliamentary election in Pukkila:

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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*-2021M12*". StatFin (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 2 February 2022.
  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.
  6. ^ Suomi I, p. 130. 1919. (in Finnish)
  7. ^ "Nokia shares do not make Pukkila a paradise for the elderly" Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine, 5.12.2000,
  8. ^ "Villagers lock horns over £25m Nokia windfall ", 19 November 2000, Andrew Osborn, The Observer
  9. ^ 'Welfare Centre Onni ", L&M Sievänen Architects Ltd
  10. ^ "Pukkila - paradise for senior citizens thanks to Nokia legacy", HELSINGIN SANOMAT, INTERNATIONAL EDITION
  11. ^ Pukkila: Matkailu (in Finnish)

External linksEdit

  Media related to Pukkila at Wikimedia Commons