Sääksmäki

Sääksmäki is a village and a former municipality, currently part of Valkeakoski in the Pirkanmaa region of Western Finland. A past president of Finland, Pehr Evind Svinhufvud, the Finnish film producer and director Veikko Aaltonen, eminent Finnish historian Eino Jutikkala, and actress Pirkko Mannola, were born there.

Sääksmäki
Former municipality
Sääksmäen kunta
Sääksmäki kommun
Sääksmäki Bridge
Sääksmäki Bridge
Coat of arms of Sääksmäki
Coat of arms
Location of Sääksmäki in Finland
Location of Sääksmäki in Finland
Coordinates: 61°12′N 024°04′E / 61.200°N 24.067°E / 61.200; 24.067Coordinates: 61°12′N 024°04′E / 61.200°N 24.067°E / 61.200; 24.067
CountryFinland
RegionPirkanmaa
Charterca. 1340
Consolidated1973
Area
 • Land215.8 km2 (83.3 sq mi)
Population
 (1970)[1]
 • Total4,467
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

Sääksmäki's most famous building is the medieval stone Sääksmäki Church, built at the end of the 15th century. It is one of the oldest buildings in Finland. It features wooden sculptures that were created by an anonymous artist, known as the "Master of Sääksmäki".[2] Sääksmäki's architecture also includes manor houses that date back hundreds of years.

People born in SääksmäkiEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Suomen kunnat: Sääksmäki" (in Finnish).
  2. ^ Rydman, Kari; Ruuttunen, Tuija. "History – Valkeakoski". Valkeakoski: City of Valkeakoski.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Sääksmäki at Wikimedia Commons