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Kökar kommun
Coat o airms o Kökar
Coat o airms
Location of Kökar in Finland
Location of Kökar in Finland
Kökar is locatit in Åland
Location in Åland Islands
Coordinates: 59°55.2′N 020°54.5′E / 59.9200°N 20.9083°E / 59.9200; 20.9083Coordinates: 59°55.2′N 020°54.5′E / 59.9200°N 20.9083°E / 59.9200; 20.9083
Kintra  Finland
Region Åland
Sub-region Archipelago sub-region
 • Municipal manager Kurt Forsman
Aurie (2011-01-01)[1]
 • Total 2,165.01 km2 (835.92 sq mi)
 • Laund 63.55 km2 (24.54 sq mi)
 • Watter 2,101.46 km2 (811.38 sq mi)
Aurie rank 37t lairgest in Finland
Population (2013-08-31)[2]
 • Tot 244
 • Rank 335t lairgest in Finland
 • Density 3.84/km2 (9.9/sq mi)
Population bi native leid[3]
 • Swedish 91.6% (offeecial)
 • Finnish 8%
 • Ithers 0.4%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 tae 14 14.9%
 • 15 tae 64 60.3%
 • 65 or aulder 24.8%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Simmer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 18.5%
Wabsteid www.kokar.ax

Kökar is an island municipality tae the sooth-east o the Åland airchipelago, Finland.

It is an aw ane o the municipalities o Åland. It is reachable bi boat frae Långnäs on Åland or frae Galtby wi access tae mainland Finland.

The municipality haes a population o 260 (31 Januar 2011)[2] an covers an aurie o 2,165.01 square kilometres (835.92 sq mi) o which 2,101.46 km2 (811.38 sq mi) is watter.[1] The population density is 4.09 indwallers per square kilometre (10.6 /sq mi).

The municipality is unilingually Swadish. The naitural reserve o Östra Långskär is locatit thare. Ither notable islands include Kyrkogårdsö.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Kökar wis first inhabitit ower 3,000 years ago bi seal hunters. A Franciscan monastery wis foondit in Hamnö in the 15t century. The day the monastery is in ruins. The kirk dedicatit tae Saunt Anne wis biggit in 1784 in the place o the auld monastery kirk.

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The grave o a Franciscan monk on the side o the kirk o St. Anne

The kirk o St. Anne wis biggit in the steid o the auld monastery kirk durin the reign o keeng Gustav III an is locatit on the island o Hamnö. It is next tae the ruins o the monastery. The clocktouer wis biggit in the 19t century. The clocktouer haed tae be restored efter an Autumn storm damaged it in 1978. A model o a sailin ship hangs in the kirk. It wis gien bi a local sailor who haed been captured bi Turkis pirates but who later managed tae escape. The model haes 64 cannons.

The local museum wis opened in 1988 an its purpose is tae show hou the fowk o Kökar lived in the 19t century an onwards tae the 1940s. The nou museum biggin, biggit in 1913, uised tae be an auld schuil.

Thare is an aw a Bronze Age steid datin back tae 1150–1050 BC. It wis foondit in 1918.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Area by municipality as of 1 Januar 2011" (PDF) (in Finnish and Swadish). Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 9 Mairch 2011.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  2. 2.0 2.1 "VÄESTÖTIETOJÄRJESTELMÄ REKISTERITILANNE 31.8.2013" (in Finnish and Swadish). 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.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  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.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  5. "List of municipal and parish tax rates in 2011". Tax Administration of Finland. 29 November 2010. Retrieved 13 Mairch 2011.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)

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