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Vehmaa

Vehmaa
Municipality
Vehmaan kunta
Vehmaa Church
Vehmaa Church
Coat of arms of Vehmaa
Coat of arms
Location of Vehmaa in Finland
Location of Vehmaa in Finland
Coordinates:
Country Finland
Region Southwest Finland
Sub-region Vakka-Suomi sub-region
Charter 1869
Government
 • Municipal manager Pekka Seppälä
Area (2011-01-01)[1]
 • Total 202.09 km2 (78.03 sq mi)
 • Land 188.77 km2 (72.88 sq mi)
 • Water 13.32 km2 (5.14 sq mi)
Area rank 300th largest in Finland
Population (2015-06-30)[2]
 • Total 2,337
 • Rank 279th largest in Finland
 • Density 12.38/km2 (32.1/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Finnish 98.8% (official)
 • Swedish 0.5%
 • Others 0.7%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 16.4%
 • 15 to 64 62.2%
 • 65 or older 21.4%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 20.5%
Climate Dfb
Website www.vehmaa.fi

Vehmaa (Finnish pronunciation: ; Swedish: Vemo) is a municipality of Finland.

It is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Southwest Finland region. The municipality has a population of 2,337 (30 June 2015)[2] and covers an area of 202.09 square kilometres (78.03 sq mi) of which 13.32 km2 (5.14 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 12.38 inhabitants per square kilometre (32.1/sq mi).

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

Vehmaa is known of their red Granite Balmoral red, as well as being the birthplace of Albin Stenroos who won the gold medal in the marathon at the 1924 Olympics.

Vehmaa Church

The church of Vehmaa was probably built between in the 14th or 15th century. The pulpit was installed in the 17th century, and the other interior is from the 1840s. The church was dedicated to Saint Margaret.[6][7]

References

  1. ^ a b "Area by municipality as of 1 January 2011" (PDF) (in Finnish and Swedish). Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 9 March 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "VÄESTÖTIETOJÄRJESTELMÄ REKISTERITILANNE 30.06.2015" (in Finnish and Swedish). Population Register Center of Finland. Retrieved 17 July 2015. 
  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 March 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 April 2009. 
  5. ^ "List of municipal and parish tax rates in 2011". Tax Administration of Finland. 29 November 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2011. 
  6. ^ http://www.spottinghistory.com/view/88/vehmaa-church/
  7. ^ http://www.muuka.com/finnishpumpkin/churches/v/church_v.html

External links

Media related to at Wikimedia Commons

  • Municipality of Vehmaa – Official website (Finnish)
  • Balmoral Red Fine Grain Granite


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