Tyrvää (Finnish: [ˈtyrʋæː]; Swedish: Tyrvis) was a municipality in the Satakunta region, Turku and Pori Province, Finland. It was established in 1439 when the Tyrvää parish was separated from the parish of Karkku. In 1915, the market town of Vammala was separated from Tyrvää, and in 1973, Tyrvää was consolidated with Vammala.[2] In 2009, Vammala became a part of the newly established town Sastamala.[3]

Tyrvää
Former municipality
Tyrvään kunta
Tyrvis kommun
The Medieval St. Olaf's Church.
The Medieval St. Olaf's Church.
Coat of arms of Tyrvää
Coordinates: 61°20′51″N 22°54′05″E / 61.347431°N 22.901361°E / 61.347431; 22.901361Coordinates: 61°20′51″N 22°54′05″E / 61.347431°N 22.901361°E / 61.347431; 22.901361
CountryFinland
RegionSatakunta
Parish1439
Consolidated1973
Area
 • Land399.1 km2 (154.1 sq mi)
Population
 (1972)[1]
 • Total7,260
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
ClimateDfc

The administrative center of the Tyrvää municipality was located north of Vammala, by the lakes Rautavesi and Liekovesi.

Tyrvää is known as the home of the prominent Finnish painter Akseli Gallen-Kallela, who was raised in Tyrvää,[4] and the site of the medieval St. Olaf's Church.[5] Finland's first woman writer, Theodolinda Hahnsson was born in Tyrvää. The twin tower Tyrvää Church was built in 1855.[6]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "II Väestö". Statistical Yearbook of Finland 1972. Helsinki: Central Statistical Office. 1973. p. 18.
  2. ^ Muistatko vielä, milloin Tyrvään kunta liitettiin Vammalaan? – Sen jälkeen on vietetty Tyrvään päivääTyrvään Sanomat' (in Finnish)
  3. ^ Sastamala ennen ja nyt – Sastamala.fi (in Finnish)
  4. ^ "Akseli Gallen-Kallela (1865-1931). A Passion for Finland". Musée d'Orsay. 2012. Retrieved 30 November 2018.
  5. ^ "St Olaf's Church in Tyrvää". Sastamala Parish. Retrieved 30 November 2018.
  6. ^ "Tyrvään kirkko" (in Finnish). Sastamala Parish. Retrieved 30 November 2018.