Sastamala

Sastamala (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈs̠ɑs̠t̪ɑˌmɑlɑ]) is a town and municipality of Finland. It was created January 1, 2009, when the municipalities of Vammala, Äetsä and Mouhijärvi were consolidated into a single town. Later, Kiikoinen also joined Sastamala in 2013.

Sastamala
Town
Sastamalan kaupunki
Sastamala stad
Onkiniemenkatu in Vammala, an administrative centre of Sastamala.
Onkiniemenkatu in Vammala, an administrative centre of Sastamala.
Coat of arms of Sastamala
Coat of arms
Location of Sastamala in Finland
Location of Sastamala in Finland
Coordinates: 61°20.5′N 022°54.5′E / 61.3417°N 22.9083°E / 61.3417; 22.9083Coordinates: 61°20.5′N 022°54.5′E / 61.3417°N 22.9083°E / 61.3417; 22.9083
Country Finland
RegionPirkanmaa
Sub-regionSouth Western Pirkanmaa sub-region
Charter2009
SeatVammala
Government
 • Town managerJarkko Malmberg
Area
 (2018-01-01)[1]
 • Total1,531.75 km2 (591.41 sq mi)
 • Land1,291.42 km2 (498.62 sq mi)
 • Water96.14 km2 (37.12 sq mi)
Area rank49th largest in Finland
Population
 (2020-12-31)[2]
 • Total24,053
 • Rank43rd largest in Finland
 • Density18.63/km2 (48.3/sq mi)
Population by native language
 • Finnish98.7% (official)
 • Swedish0.2%
 • Others1.2%
Population by age
 • 0 to 1416.7%
 • 15 to 6461.8%
 • 65 or older21.5%
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+03:00 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]20%
Websitewww.sastamala.fi

It is located in the Pirkanmaa region. The town has a population of 24,053 (31 December 2020)[2] and covers an area of 1,531.75 square kilometres (591.41 sq mi) of which 96.14 km2 (37.12 sq mi) is water,[1] making it the largest municipality in the Pirkanmaa region in terms of area. The population density is 18.63 inhabitants per square kilometre (48.3/sq mi). The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

Neighbouring municipalities are Huittinen, Hämeenkyrö, Ikaalinen, Kankaanpää, Kokemäki, Lavia, Nokia, Punkalaidun, Ulvila, Urjala and Vesilahti. The city of Tampere is located 51 kilometres (32 mi) from Sastamala.

There are two highways through Sastamala: Highway 11 between Pori and Nokia and Highway 12 between Rauma and Kouvola.

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Twin towns — Sister citiesEdit

Sastamala is twinned with:

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Area of Finnish Municipalities 1.1.2018" (PDF). National Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Suomen virallinen tilasto (SVT): Väestön ennakkotilasto [verkkojulkaisu]. Joulukuu 2020" (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 11 February 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 and gender by area as of 31 December 2008". Statistics Finland's PX-Web databases. Statistics Finland. Retrieved 28 April 2009.
  5. ^ "List of municipal and parish tax rates in 2011". Tax Administration of Finland. 29 November 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2011.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Sastamala at Wikimedia Commons