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Riihimäki
Toun
Riihimäen kaupunki
Riihimäki railway station

Coat of arms
Location o Riihimäki in Finland
Coordinates: 60°44′N 024°46′E / 60.733°N 24.767°E / 60.733; 24.767Coordinates: 60°44′N 024°46′E / 60.733°N 24.767°E / 60.733; 24.767
Kintra Finland
Region Tavastie Proper
Sub-region Riihimäki sub-region
Chairter 1922
Ceety richts 1960
Government
 • Ceety manager Seppo Keskiruokanen
Area(2011-01-01)[1]
 • Total 125.56 km2 (48.48 sq mi)
 • Land 121.02 km2 (46.73 sq mi)
 • Water 4.54 km2 (1.75 sq mi)
Area rank 325t lairgest in Finland
Population (2013-08-31)[2]
 • Total 29,053
 • Rank 37t lairgest in Finland
 • Density 0/km2 (0/sq mi)
Population bi native leid[3]
 • Finnish 97% (official)
 • Swadish 0.4%
 • Ithers 2.6%
Population bi age[4]
 • 0 tae 14 17.2%
 • 15 tae 64 66.8%
 • 65 or older 16%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 19.75%
Website www.riihimaki.fi

Riihimäki (literally "Dryin barn hill" in Scots) is a toun an municipality in the sooth o Finland, aboot 69 kilometres (43 mi) north o Helsinki an 109 km (68 mi) sootheast o Tampere. It is somewha o a railwey junction, syne the railway tracks goin frae different parts o the naition tae Helsinki merge thare. Sako, Ltd. haes a major factory in Riihimäki.

The toun is locatit in the Tavastie Proper region. The toun haes a population o 29,053 (31 August 2013)[2] an covers an aurie o 125.56 square kilometres (48.48 sq mi) o which 4.54 km2 (1.75 sq mi) is watter.[1] The population densitie is [convert: invalid number]. The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Riihimäki wis established aroond the Riihimäki railway station, ane o the oreeginal stations on the Helsinki–Hämeenlinna track (main track o Finland). It became the first junction in Finland when the Riihimäki – Saint Petersburg track's first section frae Riihimäki tae Lahti wis opened in 1869. Gradually, mair settlements stairtit tae be built aroond the station.

In 1922, Riihimäki separatit frae Hausjärvi an became an independent mercat toun. Riihimäki got its ceety richts in 1960. It wis hame tae the reputit Riihimäki Glass company that remained in business frae 1910 through 1990.

A VR Class Hv1 steam locomotive #554 'Heikki' near Riihimäki Railway Station in Riihimäki

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Riihimäki is twinned wi:

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Notes
  1. 1.0 1.1 "Area by municipality as of 1 Januar 2011" (PDF) (in Finnish and Swedish). Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 9 Mairch 2011. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "VÄESTÖTIETOJÄRJESTELMÄ REKISTERITILANNE 31.8.2013" (in Finnish and Swedish). Population Register Center of Finland. Retrieved 15 September 2013. 
  3. "Population according to language and the number of foreigners and land area km2 by area as of 31 Dizember 2008". Statistics Finland's PX-Web databases. Statistics Finland. Retrieved 29 Mairch 2009. 
  4. "Population according to age and gender by area as of 31 Dizember 2008". Statistics Finland's PX-Web databases. Statistics Finland. Retrieved 28 Apryle 2009. 
  5. "List of municipal and parish tax rates in 2011". Tax Administration of Finland. 29 November 2010. Retrieved 13 Mairch 2011. 

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