Vehmaa (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈʋehmɑː]; Swedish: Vemo) is a municipality of Finland.

Vehmaa

Vemo
Municipality
Vehmaan kunta
Vemo kommun
Vehmaa Church
Vehmaa Church
Coat of arms of Vehmaa
Coat of arms
Location of Vehmaa in Finland
Location of Vehmaa in Finland
Coordinates: 60°41.2′N 021°42.8′E / 60.6867°N 21.7133°E / 60.6867; 21.7133Coordinates: 60°41.2′N 021°42.8′E / 60.6867°N 21.7133°E / 60.6867; 21.7133
Country Finland
RegionSouthwest Finland
Sub-regionVakka-Suomi sub-region
Charter1869
Government
 • Municipal managerPekka Seppälä
Area
 (2018-01-01)[1]
 • Total202.09 km2 (78.03 sq mi)
 • Land188.77 km2 (72.88 sq mi)
 • Water13.32 km2 (5.14 sq mi)
Area rank266th largest in Finland
Population
 (2020-07-31)[2]
 • Total2,320
 • Rank247th largest in Finland
 • Density12.29/km2 (31.8/sq mi)
Population by native language
 • Finnish98.8% (official)
 • Swedish0.5%
 • Others0.7%
Population by age
 • 0 to 1416.4%
 • 15 to 6462.2%
 • 65 or older21.4%
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+03:00 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]20.5%
ClimateDfb
Websitewww.vehmaa.fi

It is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Southwest Finland region. The municipality has a population of 2,320 (31 July 2020)[2] and covers an area of 202.09 square kilometres (78.03 sq mi) of which 13.32 km2 (5.14 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 12.29 inhabitants per square kilometre (31.8/sq mi).

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

Vehmaa is known of their red Granite Balmoral red, as well as being the birthplace of Albin Stenroos who won the gold medal in the marathon at the 1924 Olympics.

Vehmaa ChurchEdit

The church of Vehmaa was probably built between in the 14th or 15th century. The pulpit was installed in the 17th century, and the other interior is from the 1840s. The church was dedicated to Saint Margaret.[6][7]

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]. Heinäkuu 2020" (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 13 September 2020.
  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.
  6. ^ "Vehmaa Church, Vehmaa, Finland - SpottingHistory.com". Spottinghistory.com. Retrieved 28 December 2017.
  7. ^ "Churches in Finland". Muuka.com. Retrieved 28 December 2017.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Vehmaa at Wikimedia Commons