Parkano

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Parkano
City
Parkano by night

Coat of arms
Location of Parkano in Finland
Coordinates: 62°00.5′N 023°01.5′E / 62.0083°N 23.0250°E / 62.0083; 23.0250Coordinates: 62°00.5′N 023°01.5′E / 62.0083°N 23.0250°E / 62.0083; 23.0250
CountryFinland
RegionPirkanmaa
Sub-regionLuoteis-Pirkanmaa sub-region
Charter1867
Government
 • City managerJarkko Malmberg
Area(2011-01-01)[1]
 • Total909.66 km2 (351.22 sq mi)
 • Land852.16 km2 (329.02 sq mi)
 • Water57.5 km2 (22.2 sq mi)
Area rank123rd largest in Finland
Population (2013-08-31)[2]
 • Total6,975
 • Rank149th largest in Finland
 • Density8.19/km2 (21.2/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Finnish98.3% (official)
 • Swedish0.1%
 • Others1.6%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 1414.9%
 • 15 to 6462.8%
 • 65 or older22.3%
Time zoneEET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST)EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5]20.5%
Websitewww.parkano.fi
 
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Parkano
City
Parkano by night

Coat of arms
Location of Parkano in Finland
Coordinates: 62°00.5′N 023°01.5′E / 62.0083°N 23.0250°E / 62.0083; 23.0250Coordinates: 62°00.5′N 023°01.5′E / 62.0083°N 23.0250°E / 62.0083; 23.0250
CountryFinland
RegionPirkanmaa
Sub-regionLuoteis-Pirkanmaa sub-region
Charter1867
Government
 • City managerJarkko Malmberg
Area(2011-01-01)[1]
 • Total909.66 km2 (351.22 sq mi)
 • Land852.16 km2 (329.02 sq mi)
 • Water57.5 km2 (22.2 sq mi)
Area rank123rd largest in Finland
Population (2013-08-31)[2]
 • Total6,975
 • Rank149th largest in Finland
 • Density8.19/km2 (21.2/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Finnish98.3% (official)
 • Swedish0.1%
 • Others1.6%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 1414.9%
 • 15 to 6462.8%
 • 65 or older22.3%
Time zoneEET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST)EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5]20.5%
Websitewww.parkano.fi

Parkano is a town and municipality in Finland.

It is located 84 kilometres (52 mi) north of Tampere in the province of Western Finland, and is part of the Pirkanmaa region. The population of Parkano is 6,975 (August 31, 2013)[2] and the municipality covers an area of 852.16 km2 (329.02 sq mi) of which 57.50 km2 (22.20 sq mi) is inland water (January 1, 2011).[1] The population density is 8.19 /km2 (21.2 /sq mi).

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

The most famous person to live in Parkano is probably "the baron of Parkano", Gustav Wrede af Elimä.[who?]

References[edit]

  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 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 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. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Parkano at Wikimedia Commons

Parkano church was built in 1800 and the bell tower in front of it in 1889. Lightning struck the church on Midsummer's Day in 1928, killing four people.