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Sipoon kunta
Sibbo kommun
Sipoo Auld Kirk
Sipoo Auld Kirk
Coat of airms o Sipoo
Coat airms
Location o Sipoo in Finland
Location o Sipoo in Finland
Coordinates: 60°22.5′N 025°16′E / 60.3750°N 25.267°E / 60.3750; 25.267Coordinates: 60°22.5′N 025°16′E / 60.3750°N 25.267°E / 60.3750; 25.267
Kintra Finland
Sub-regionGreater Helsinki
 • Chairman o the municipal boardEero Seppänen
 • Chairman o the municipal assemblyChristel Liljeström
 • Municipal managerMarkku Luoma
 • Total698.60 km2 (269.73 sq mi)
 • Laund339.62 km2 (131.13 sq mi)
 • Water358.97 km2 (138.60 sq mi)
Area rank225t lairgest in Finland
 • Total20,675
 • Rank59t lairgest in Finland
 • Density60.88/km2 (157.7/sq mi)
Population bi native leid
 • Finnish59.5% (offeecial)
 • Swadish38.6% (offeecial)
 • Ithers1.9%
Population by age
 • 0 tae 1421.7%
 • 15 tae 6464.7%
 • 65 or aulder13.6%
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]19.25%

Sipoo (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈsipoː], Swadish: Sibbo) is a municipality o Finland. Its seat is in Nikkilä/Nickby. It is the eastren neighbour o Helsinki an is locatit in the Uusimaa region. The municipality haes a population o 18,279 (31 Januar 2011) an covers an aurie o 698.59 square kilometres (269.73 sq mi) o which 358.97 km2 (138.60 sq mi) is watter.[1] The population density is 53.82 inhabitants per square kilometre (139.4 sq mi).

The ance amaist completely Swadish-speakin municipality is syne 1953 bilingual, a majority being Finnish speakers syne 2003, due tae migration frae ither pairts o Finland. The day the Finnish-speakin majority staunds for ca 60% an the Swadish-speakin minority for aboot 39% o the population.[6]

On 16 Juin 2006, the Sipoo toun cooncil decidit on a strategy tae triple the municipality's population ower the next 25 years. The decision wis made efter Helsinki annoonced plans tae annex a pairt o the municipality in order tae continue tae build heich-end urbanizations in the coastline (an thus heich-tax revenue producin). The Finnish Cooncil o State votit in favour o the annexation on 18 Juin 2007, wi votes 8 tae 4.[7] Sipoo disputit this an appealed the Supreme Admeenistrative Court but the court upheld the decision o the Cooncil o State[8] an the annexation teuk place on 1 Januar 2009. As Helsinki did no directly border Sipoo at ony point, the ceety o Vantaa cedit the aurie lain atween Helsinki an Sipoo tae Helsinki in the process.

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  1. a b "Area of Finnish Municipalities 1.1.2018" (PDF). National Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 30 Januar 2018.
  2. "Suomen virallinen tilasto (SVT): Väestön ennakkotilasto [verkkojulkaisu]. Tammikuu 2019" (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 15 Mairch 2019.
  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. "List of municipal and parish tax rates in 2011". Tax Administration of Finland. 29 November 2010. Retrieved 13 Mairch 2011.
  6. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named population by language
  7. "Hallitus hyväksyi Sipoo-liitoksen". YLE Uutiset (in Finnish). Helsinki: Yleisradio Oy. 28 Juin 2007. Archived frae the original on 14 Mey 2011. Retrieved 25 Januar 2009.
  8. Supreme Administrative Court Precedent KHO:2008:1 Archived 2008-10-29 at the Wayback Machine, ruled on January 15, 2008 (in Finnish)

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