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Valkeakosken kaupunki
Sääksmäki Kirk in Valkeakoski
Sääksmäki Kirk in Valkeakoski
Coat o airms o Valkeakoski
Coat o airms
Location o Valkeakoski in Finland
Location o Valkeakoski in Finland
Coordinates: 61°16′N 024°02′E / 61.267°N 24.033°E / 61.267; 24.033Coordinates: 61°16′N 024°02′E / 61.267°N 24.033°E / 61.267; 24.033
Kintra Finland
Sub-regionSoothren Pirkanmaa sub-region
 • Toun managerMarkku Auvinen
 • Total372.04 km2 (143.65 sq mi)
 • Land271.98 km2 (105.01 sq mi)
 • Water100.06 km2 (38.63 sq mi)
Aurie rank256t lairgest in Finland
 • Tot21,175
 • Rank52nt lairgest in Finland
 • Density77.85/km2 (201.6/sq mi)
Population bi native leid
 • Finnish98.1% (offeecial)
 • Swadish0.2%
 • Ithers1.6%
Population by age
 • 0 tae 1416%
 • 15 tae 6464.4%
 • 65 or aulder19.6%
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]18.75%

Valkeakoski (lit. white rapids) is a toun an municipality in Finland.

Valkeakoski is locatit 35 kilometres (22 mi) sooth o Tampere an 150 km (93 mi) north o Helsinki in the province o Wastren Finland an is pairt o the Pirkanmaa region. The municipality haes a population o 21,175 (31 August 2013)[2] an covers an aurie o 372.04 square kilometres (143.65 sq mi) o which 100.06 km2 (38.63 sq mi) is watter.[1] The population densitie is 77.85 inhabitants per square kilometre (201.6/sq mi). The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

Valkeakoski is best kent for its paper industry an domestically heichlie successfu fitbaa team, FC Haka.

The toun an the paper industry hae baith grown bi the Valkeakoski rapids atween the lake Mallasvesi in the north an the lake Vanajavesi in the sooth.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

The Valkeakoski aurie is kent tae hae been inhabitit syne the iron age. Mair than a thoosan years ago, the ridges on the aurie served as a foondation o the Rapola fort. In the follaein middle ages, the mill toun Sääksmäki wis the centre o the aurie. Housomeivver, industrialization towards the end o the 19t century increased the importance o wha became the contemporary toun o Valkeakoski. The channel o Valkeakoski wis opened in 1869, an the first paper mill wis completit in 1873, markin the beginnin o a continuin tradeetion o forest industry. The municipality o Sääksmäki, frae which the toun o Valkeakoski wis detached in 1923 wis consolidatit wi Valkeakoski in 1973.[6]

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.
  6. History of Valkeakoski

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