Loviisa

Frae Wikipedia
Lowp tae: navigation, rake
Loviisa
LoviisaLovisa
Toun
Loviisan kaupunki
Lovisa stad
Loviisa Kirche v S.JPG
Coat o airms o Loviisa
Coat o airms
Location o Loviisa in Finland
Location o Loviisa in Finland
Coordinates: 60°27.5′N 026°14′E / 60.4583°N 26.233°E / 60.4583; 26.233Coordinates: 60°27.5′N 026°14′E / 60.4583°N 26.233°E / 60.4583; 26.233
Kintra Finland
Region Uusimaa
Sub-region Loviisa sub-region
Chairter 1745
Govrenment
 • Toun manager Olavi Kaleva
Aurie(2011-01-01)[1]
 • Tot 1,751.49 km2 (676.25 sq mi)
 • Laund 819.57 km2 (316.44 sq mi)
 • Watter 931.92 km2 (359.82 sq mi)
Aurie rank 54t lairgest in Finland
Population (2013-08-31)[2]
 • Tot 15,556
 • Rank 75t lairgest in Finland
 • Density 0/km2 (0/sq mi)
Population bi native leid[3]
 • Finnish &0,000,000,000,000,059,200,00059.2% (official)
 • Swadish &0,000,000,000,000,038,000,00038% (official)
 • Ithers &0,000,000,000,000,002,799,9992.8%
Population bi age[4]
 • 0 tae 14 &0,000,000,000,000,014,199,99914.2%
 • 15 tae 64 &0,000,000,000,000,063,000,00063%
 • 65 or older &0,000,000,000,000,022,800,00022.8%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 07900
Aurie code(s) 019
Municipal tax rate[5] 19.75%
Wabsteid www.loviisa.fi

Loviisa (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈloviːsa]; Swadish: Lovisa) is a municipality an toun o 15,597 inhabitants (31 Januar 2011)[2] on the soothren coast o Finland. Aboot 43 per cent o the population is Swadish-speakin.[3]

The municipality covers an aurie o 1,751.49 square kilometres (676.25 sq mi) o which 931.92 km2 (359.82 sq mi) is watter.[1] The population densitie is 19.03 inhabitants per square kilometre (49.3 /sq mi).

The neighboring municipalities o Liljendal, Pernå an Ruotsinpyhtää wur consolidatit wi Loviisa on 1 Januar 2010.

Loviisa wis foondit in 1745, as a border fortress against Roushie. Maist o the fortifications hae been preserved. It is named efter Lovisa Ulrika, the Swadish Queen consort o Adolf Frederick o Swaden.

Loviisa is the steid o ane o Finland's twa nuclear pouer stations, the ither being at Olkiluoto. The Lovisa nuclear pouer plant consists o twa VVER units, each o 488 MWe.

Internaitional relations[eedit | eedit soorce]

Twin touns — Sister ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

Loviisa is twinned wi:

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  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. 3.0 3.1 "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.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  5. "List of municipal and parish tax rates in 2011". Tax Administration of Finland. 29 November 2010. Retrieved 13 Mairch 2011. 

Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]

Media relatit tae Loviisa at Wikimedia Commons