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Pirkkalan kunta
Tampere-Pirkkala Airport
Tampere-Pirkkala Airport
Coat o airms o Pirkkala
Coat o airms
Location o Pirkkala in Finland
Location o Pirkkala in Finland
Coordinates: 61°28′N 023°39′E / 61.467°N 23.650°E / 61.467; 23.650Coordinates: 61°28′N 023°39′E / 61.467°N 23.650°E / 61.467; 23.650
Kintra Finland
Sub-regionTampere sub-region
 • MayorHelena Rissanen
 • Total104.04 km2 (40.17 sq mi)
 • Land81.38 km2 (31.42 sq mi)
 • Water22.66 km2 (8.75 sq mi)
Aurie rank328t lairgest in Finland
 • Tot18,139
 • Rank66t lairgest in Finland
 • Density222.89/km2 (577.3/sq mi)
Population bi native leid
 • Finnish97.5% (offeecial)
 • Swadish0.4%
 • Ithers2.2%
Population by age
 • 0 tae 1422.1%
 • 15 tae 6465.9%
 • 65 or aulder12%
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]20%

Pirkkala (Swadish: Birkala) is a municipality o Finland.

It is locatit some 10 kilometres (6 mi) sooth-wast frae Tampere in the province o Wastren Finland an is pairt o the Pirkanmaa region. The municipality haes a population o 18,139 (31 August 2013)[2] an covers an aurie o 104.04 square kilometres (40.17 sq mi) o which 22.66 km2 (8.75 sq mi) is watter.[1] The population densitie is 222.89 inhabitants per square kilometre (577.3/sq mi). Pirkkala is currently the fastest growin municipality in Pirkanmaa region.

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

Tampere-Pirkkala Airport is locatit in sooth-wast Pirkkala an is currently the seicont maist important internaitional airport in Finland efter Helsinki-Vantaa Airport.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

The auld Suur-Pirkkala (Great-Pirkkala) is kent in auld writins frae 14t century, an it occupeed ower hauf o Pirkanmaa region nouadays populatit bi aboot 360,000 inhabitants. Suur-Pirkkala began tae split when new parishes an municipalities wur foondit. In the year 1922 the remainins o Suur-Pirkkala wur split intae Pohjois- an Etelä-Pirkkala (Northren an Soothren). In 1938 the name o Northren Pirkkala wis chyngit tae Nokia an Soothren Pirkkala restored its oreeginal Pirkkala name.

Present-day region o Pirkanmaa is named efter Pirkkala.

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References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Area by municipality as of 1 Januar 2011" (PDF) (in Finnish an Swadish). Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 9 Mairch 2011.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "VÄESTÖTIETOJÄRJESTELMÄ REKISTERITILANNE 31.8.2013" (in Finnish an 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.
  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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Media relatit tae Pirkkala at Wikimedia Commons