Klaukkala

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Aerial sicht o Klaukkala in 1970s. At that time, a ower wee village aye hud a rustic appearance afore years efter it became mair urban.

Klaukkala (Finnish: [ˈklɑu̯kˈkɑlɑ]; Swadish: Klövskog, Swadish: [ˇkløːvskuːɡ]) is a lairge village in the southern pairt o the Nurmijärvi municipality o Uusimaa, Finland, near Loch Valkjärvi.[1] It's the lairgest o the villages in Nurmijärvi[1] an often mistakenly thocht tae be a separate toon. In the 2010s, Klaukkala's urban aurie haes grown tae be pairt o the Helsinki urban aurie.

Klaukkala haes a population o a'maist 18,000[2] an is the fastest-growing area o Nurmijärvi; a'maist hauf o the tot population o the municipality bides in Klaukkala. Tis population began tae rise in the 1960s,[3] whin it surpassed the kirk village o Nurmijärvi. In the 1970s, Klaukkala an' a' grew larger than Rajamäki, whilk 'til then wis the lairgest o Nurmijärvi's villages.[4] At that time, Klaukkala's population wis ower 2,500.[5] Nowadays, the population o the Klaukkala is even larger than the three toons in Uusimaa: Hanko (8,300), Karkkila (8,800) an Loviisa (14,800). Klaukkala haes significant migration mainly fae the Helsinki conurbation; bein' a rural village a half-hour's take the motor awa' fae the Helsinki centur, it especially attracts families wi' bairns. Unfortunately, due tae the enormous population growth, the village is an' a' infamous fur tis grawin traffic, whilk causes local problems at the mornings an afternoons.[6]

A maybee aye tourism sight is modren-styled, copper-plated Klaukkala kirk, designed by architect Anssi Lassila, in the auld center o Klaukkala.[7][8] Mikko Heikka, a bishop o the evangelic lutheran kirk, dedicated it oan November 28, 2004.[9] The village an' a' haes a wooden orthodox kirk o Saint Nectarios o Aegina, bult` in 1995.[10][11] Afore baith churches, thare wis ainlie a parish centur in Klaukkala, completed in 1973, whilk is located in the immediate vicinity o the current church.[12]

The name o Klaukkala in Finnish is based oan the name o the hoose, whilk in caw includes the name o the earlie host o the hoose, a variant o the name o Nikolaus, as weel as Klaus, Klavus an Klåvus in Swedish.[13] The name o the hoose is originally Finnish an tis host is cried "Klaukka".[14][15] The names o the village used in history include Klöckeskoogh in 1527, Klockskoby in 1540, Klöckeskoby in 1544, Klauko in 1710 an Klaukala Hemmi in 1835. The name Klaukkala wis officially established in 1866. In the present-day Swedish name, Klövskog, the prefix "klöv" means hoof an the suffix "skog" means forest.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Nurmijärven matkailu- ja ulkoilukartta" (PDF). Nurmijärven kunta. 2009. Retrieved November 28, 2019.
  2. Laine, Riikka (February 6, 2019). "Nurmijärvi kiinnosti uusia muuttajia – eniten vetää Klaukkala" (in Finnish). Nurmijärven Uutiset. Retrieved July 3, 2019.
  3. Grönroos, Matti (April 29, 2015). "Teillä ja turuilla: Klaukkala" (in Finnish). Retrieved September 1, 2019.
  4. "Nurmijärven historia" (in Finnish). Nurmijärven kunta. Retrieved August 2, 2019.
  5. "Official statistics of Finland – Population census 1970, Volume IV" (PDF). Statistics Finland. Central Statistical Office of Finland. 1976. Retrieved October 20, 2019.
  6. Huhta, Matti (March 14, 2012). "Klaukkalan aamuruuhkassa surffailu vie aikaa" (in Finnish). Helsingin Sanomat. Retrieved November 7, 2019.
  7. "Klaukkalan kirkko" (in Finnish). Retrieved August 2, 2019.
  8. "Klaukkala Church". OOPEAA. Retrieved October 13, 2019.
  9. "Klaukkalan kirkko – Kirkko kuin suojaansa ottava kämmen" (in Finnish). Nurmijärven seurakunta. Retrieved October 28, 2019.
  10. "Klaukkalan kirkko – Pyhän Nektarios Eginalaisen kirkko" (in Finnish). Helsingin ortodoksinen seurakunta. Retrieved October 13, 2019.
  11. "Ortodoksinen kirkko". Geocathing.com (in Finnish). Retrieved October 13, 2019.
  12. Architectural competitions in Finland. I-IV, VI. Suomen Arkkitehtiliitto. 2001.
  13. "Klövskog, Nurmijärvi, Nyland" (in Swadish). Finlandssvenska bebyggelsenamn. Retrieved September 14, 2019.
  14. Lahtela, Kalevi. "Maanomistuksesta Nurmijärvellä". Nurmijärven sukututkijat (in Finnish). Retrieved August 8, 2019.
  15. Kalmi, Petri. "Klaukkalan nimen historia" (in Finnish). Retrieved July 3, 2019.

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