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Kalajoen kaupunki
Sandy beaches o Kalajoki
Sandy beaches o Kalajoki
Coat of airms o Kalajoki
Coat airms
Location o Kalajoki in Finland
Location o Kalajoki in Finland
Coordinates: 64°16′N 023°57′E / 64.267°N 23.950°E / 64.267; 23.950Coordinates: 64°16′N 023°57′E / 64.267°N 23.950°E / 64.267; 23.950
Kintra Finland
RegionNorthren Ostrobothnie
Sub-regionYlivieska sub-region
Toun privileges2002
 • Toun managerJukka Puoskari
 • Total2391.30 km2 (923.29 sq mi)
 • Laund922.16 km2 (356.05 sq mi)
 • Water1469.15 km2 (567.24 sq mi)
Area rank84t lairgest in Finland
 • Total12,328
 • Rank83rd lairgest in Finland
 • Density13.37/km2 (34.6/sq mi)
Population bi native leid
 • Finnish98.8% (offeecial)
 • Swadish0.2%
 • Ithers1%
Population by age
 • 0 tae 1419.7%
 • 15 tae 6463.2%
 • 65 or aulder17.1%
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

Kalajoki is a toun an municipality o Finland.

It is locatit in the Northren Ostrobothnie region. The toun haes a population o 12,328 (28 Februar 2023)[2] an covers an aurie o 2,391.30 square kilometre (923.29 sq mi) o which 1,469.15 km2 (567.24 sq mi) is watter.[1] The population densitie is 13.37 inhabitants per square kilometre (34.6/sq mi).

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

The first reference tae Kalajoki can be foond frae the beginnin o 16t century an it got the status o a parish in 1525, it wis designatit as a regional parish in 1545. This status endit wi the abolishment o the parish form o organisation in the early 1860s. Kalajoki wis a significant mercat place an controlled the whole regions taur treddin. Bi the end o 19t century the meanin o taur wis diminishin as a guid an the importance o Kalajoki wis reducit thareefter.

The taur trade wis a derivative o the forestry industry, an Kalajoki haes lang been the location o forestry activities. Thare are still sawmills in operation in the ceety the day.

In addeetion tae taur treddin, Kalajoki haes lang been a fermin commonty, producin a variety o agricultural products, includin wheat an rye. Thare are mony ferms still operatin in the ceety, an thare is a weekly mercat durin the spring an simmer months whare local fermers an merchants sell thair products.

Govrenment[eedit | eedit soorce]

Thare wur mony attempts tae reorganise Kalajoki as a ceety, which wad confer additional authorities on the municipality. The first attempt wis in 1865, an thare wur several subsequent attempts throughoot the 20t century. Kalajoki wis feenally reorganisit as a ceety in 2002.

Juist lik ony municipality in Finland, the ceety o Kalajoki is componed o several sub-units, cried a kylä. The follaein compone the ceety o Kalajoki: Vasankari, Plassi, Mehtäkylä, Pohjankylä, Pitkäsenkylä, Etelänkylä, Kääntä, Tynkä, Rahja, Kurikkala, Kärkinen, Typpö, Rautio.

Ivery fower years, the voters o Kalajoki elect a ceety cooncil o 35 memmers which meets monthly. The Cooncil then elects a govrenin cooncil o nine memmers that meets mair regularly tae transact the business o the ceety. As o the maist recent municipal election in 2004, 19 memmers o the ceety cooncil are frae the Centre Pairty, 6 are frae the local Pro Kalajoki Pairty, 4 are frae the centre-right Naitional Coalition Pairty, 3 are frae the Left Alliance, 2 are frae the centre-left Social Democratic Pairty, an ane memmer is frae the Christian Democrats Pairty.

The municipality o Rautio wis consolidatit wi Kalajoki in 1973. The neebourin municipality o Himanka wis consolidatit wi Kalajoki on 1 Januar 2010.[6]

Tourism[eedit | eedit soorce]

Kalajoki is a well kent tourist attraction place in Finland due tae lang sandy beaches (sea) an relatit activities.

Sister ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. a b "Area of Finnish Municipalities 1.1.2018" (PDF). National Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 30 Januar 2018.
  2. a b "Preliminar population structur bi aurie, 2022M01*-2023M02*". StatFin (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 4 Apryle 2023.
  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 Mairch 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 Apryle 2009.
  5. a b "Luettelo kuntien ja seurakuntien tuloveroprosenteista vuonna 2023". Tax Admeenistration o Finland. 14 November 2022. Retrieved 7 Mey 2023.
  6. Uusitalo, Heikki (29 Apryle 2008). "Kalajoki ja Himanka virallistivat liittonsa". Kaleva.plus (in Finnish). Kaleva Kustannus Oy. STT. Archived frae the original on 7 Januar 2019. Retrieved 13 Mairch 2009.

Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]

Media relatit tae Kalajoki at Wikimedia Commons