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Vantaa
VantaaVanda
Ceety
Vantaan kaupunki
Vanda stad
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Coat o airms o Vantaa
Coat o airms
Location o Vantaa in Finland
Location o Vantaa in Finland
Coordinates: 60°17′40″N 025°02′25″E / 60.29444°N 25.04028°E / 60.29444; 25.04028Coordinates: 60°17′40″N 025°02′25″E / 60.29444°N 25.04028°E / 60.29444; 25.04028
Kintra Finland
Region Uusimaa
Sub-region Greater Helsinki
Chairter 1351
Ceety 1974
Govrenment
 • Ceety manager Kari Nenonen
Aurie(2011-01-01)[1]
 • Tot 240.34 km2 (92.80 sq mi)
 • Laund 238.37 km2 (92.04 sq mi)
 • Watter 1.97 km2 (0.76 sq mi)
Aurie rank 291st lairgest in Finland
Population (2013-08-31)[2]
 • Tot 206,960
 • Rank 4t lairgest in Finland
 • Density 0/km2 (0/sq mi)
Population bi native leid[3]
 • Finnish &0,000,000,000,000,088,599,99988.6% (official)
 • Swadish &0,000,000,000,000,003,000,0003% (official)
 • Ithers &0,000,000,000,000,008,400,0008.4%
Population bi age[4]
 • 0 tae 14 &0,000,000,000,000,018,500,00018.5%
 • 15 tae 64 &0,000,000,000,000,070,500,00070.5%
 • 65 or older &0,000,000,000,000,011,099,99911.1%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 19%
Unemployment rate 7.8%
Wabsteid www.vantaa.fi

Vantaa (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈʋɑntɑː]; Swadish: Vanda) is a ceety an municipality in Finland. Helsinki, Vantaa, Espoo, an Kauniainen mak up the Greater Helsinki aurie.

Vantaa, wi its population o 200,410 (31 January 2011), is the fowert maist muckle ceety o Finland. The biggest airport in Finland, the Helsinki-Vantaa Airport, is locatit there. It an aa hosts a science centre, Heureka.

The ceety is bilingual, wi a majority (88.6 %) being Finnish an minority (3%) Swadish speakers. Vantaa's residents that speak a native leid ither than Finnish or Swadish staund at 8.4% o the population.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

The name Vantaa wis taken intae uise in 1972 when the municipality gained mercat toun richts. The first record o the aurie is as Helsinge in 1351 when keeng Magnus II o Swaden grantit salmon fishin richts on the river Vantaa tae the Estonian Padise monastery. The municipality wis ance kent as Helsingin maalaiskunta "Rural municipality o Helsinki". The rapids o river Vantaa wur kent as Helsingfors, frae which the current Swadish name o Helsinki derives. In 1972, the municipality wis renamed Vantaa/Vanda an promotit tae a mercat toun (i.e. Vantaan kauppala/Vanda köping), an in 1974, feenally renamed Vantaan kaupunki/Vanda stad "Ceety o Vantaa".

Geography[eedit | eedit soorce]

Destricts o Vantaa

Location[eedit | eedit soorce]

Vantaa encompasses 240.34 square kilometres (92.80 sq mi), o which 1.97 km2 (0.76 sq mi) is water.[1] Population density is 840.75 /km2 (2,177.5 /sq mi). It borders Helsinki, the Finnish caipital, which is tae the sooth an soothwast. Ither neighbourin municipalities are Espoo tae the wast, Nurmijärvi, Kerava an Tuusula tae the north an Sipoo tae the east.

Subdiveesion[eedit | eedit soorce]

Main article: Destricts o Vantaa

Vantaa is dividit intae seiven destricts (Finnish: palvelualueet, Swadish: storområden): Myyrmäki (Myrbacka), Tikkurila (Dickursby), Hakunila (Håkansböle), Korso, Koivukylä (Björkby) an Aviapolis.

Climate[eedit | eedit soorce]

Climate diagram

Demographics[eedit | eedit soorce]

Demographic evolution
Year Population
1805 4 840
1865 6 974
1880 7 819
1890 8 865
1900 11 110
1910 18 321
1920 22 368
1930 23 558
1940 31 511
1950 14 976
1960 41 906
1970 72 215
1980 129 918
1990 152 263
2000 176 386
2007 190 058
2010 200 029

Economy[eedit | eedit soorce]

Companies that hae their heidquarters in Vantaa (at the Helsinki-Vantaa Airport) include Finnair, Finavia, Air Finland an Blue1.[6][7][8]

Internaitional relations[eedit | eedit soorce]

Twin touns an sister ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

Vantaa is twinned wi:

Mayors[eedit | eedit soorce]

Science centre Heureka

Cultur[eedit | eedit soorce]

Muisic[eedit | eedit soorce]

Vantaa Chamber Choir comes frae Vantaa. Its albums includes fowk sangs an poems frae Kalevala. Ankkarock is a rock muisic festival held ivery simmer in Korso syne 1989.

Museums[eedit | eedit soorce]

Tikkurila is hame o the major science centre in Finland, Heureka. In addition there is the ceety museum next tae the railway station in Tikkurila. The museum is hoosed in the auldest station biggin in Finland, designed bi Carl Albert Edelfelt an completit in 1861. There are exhibitions wi various themes on local history.

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.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  2. "VÄESTÖTIETOJÄRJESTELMÄ REKISTERITILANNE 31.8.2013" (in Finnish and Swedish). 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.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  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.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  6. http://www.finavia.fi/about_finavia/contact Contact Information]." Finavia. Retrieved on 15 February 2010.
  7. "Oy Air Finland Ltd in English." Air Finland. Retrieved on 25 February 2010.
  8. "Privacy Policy

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