Pulkkila is a former municipality and a village located in Northern Finland. Pulkkila is the administrative center of the municipality of Siikalatva and belongs to the region of Northern Ostrobothnia.

Village, former municipality
Pulkkilan kunta
Pulkkila kommun
Coat of arms of Pulkkila
Coat of arms
Location of Pulkkila in Finland
Location of Pulkkila in Finland
Coordinates: 64°16′N 025°52′E / 64.267°N 25.867°E / 64.267; 25.867Coordinates: 64°16′N 025°52′E / 64.267°N 25.867°E / 64.267; 25.867
RegionNorthern Ostrobothnia
Sub-regionSiikalatva sub-region
 • Total411.23 km2 (158.78 sq mi)
 • Land381.4 km2 (147.3 sq mi)
 • Water29.83 km2 (11.52 sq mi)
 • Total792
 • Density1.9/km2 (5.0/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

The village is located 90 kilometres (56 mi) south from Oulu and 250 kilometres (160 mi) north from Jyväskylä. Pulkkila has 792 inhabitants and the village is unilingually Finnish.

Pulkkila is best known for its metal industry and the artificial lake of Uljua.

Pulkkila was an independent municipality until it was consolidated with Kestilä, Piippola and Rantsila on 1 January 2009 to form a new municipality of Siikalatva.[3]

Notable persons from PulkkilaEdit


  1. ^ "Area by municipality as of 1 January 2008" (PDF) (in Finnish and Swedish). Land Survey of Finland. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-08-07. Retrieved 27 March 2010.
  2. ^ "Taajamat väkiluvun ja väestöntiheyden mukaan 31 December 2015". Population Information System (in Finnish and Swedish). Population Register Center of Finland. Retrieved 6 May 2017.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Pohjois-Pohjanmaalle tulee uusi Siikalatvan kunta". YLE Uutiset (YLE News) (in Finnish). Yleisradio Oy. 2008-02-25. Retrieved 2008-08-03.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Pulkkila at Wikimedia Commons