Kerava

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Kerava

Kervo
Town
Keravan kaupunki
Kervo stad
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Kerava town centre
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Coat of arms
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Location of Kerava in Finland
Coordinates: 60°24′N025°06′E / 60.400°N 25.100°E / 60.400; 25.100 Coordinates: 60°24′N025°06′E / 60.400°N 25.100°E / 60.400; 25.100
CountryFlag of Finland.svg  Finland
Region Uusimaa
Sub-region Helsinki sub-region
Township 1924-1970
City 1970-
Government
   Mayor Kirsi Rontu
Area
 (2018-01-01) [1]
  Total30.79 km2 (11.89 sq mi)
  Land30.62 km2 (11.82 sq mi)
  Water0.17 km2 (0.07 sq mi)
Area rank 309th largest in Finland
Population
 (2020-12-31) [2]
  Total37,121
  Rank 30th largest in Finland
  Density1,212.31/km2 (3,139.9/sq mi)
Population by native language
[3]
   Finnish 94.8% (official)
   Swedish 1.1%
  Others4.1%
Population by age
[4]
  0 to 1417.7%
  15 to 6470.3%
  65 or older12%
Time zone UTC+02:00 (EET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+03:00 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate [5] 18.75%
Climate Dfb
Website www.kerava.fi
Map of the Kerava town Keravan kartta.png
Map of the Kerava town

Kerava (Finnish pronunciation:  [ˈkerɑʋɑ] ; Swedish : Kervo) is a town and municipality in Finland. It is located in the province of Southern Finland and is part of the Uusimaa region. Its neighboring municipalities are Vantaa, Sipoo and Tuusula.

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The town has a population of 37,121 (31 December 2020) [2] and covers an area of 30.79 square kilometres (11.89 sq mi) of which 0.17 km2 (0.066 sq mi) is water. [1] The population density is 1,212.31 inhabitants per square kilometre (3,139.9/sq mi). Kerava is the 30th largest municipality in terms of population, but the 5th smallest municipality in terms of area in Finland (and the second smallest in the Uusimaa region after Kauniainen).

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

Minorities (1st and 2nd generation) in Kerava by country of origin, 2018 [6]
AncestryNumber
Flag of Estonia.svg  Estonia 1,142
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 741
Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey 237
Flag of Vietnam.svg  Vietnam 228
Flag of Iraq.svg  Iraq 157
Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand 154
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 151
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 67
Flag of Romania.svg  Romania 63
Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria 61
Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia 61
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China 53
Flag of Afghanistan.svg  Afghanistan 51
Flag of Eritrea.svg  Eritrea 44
Flag of Syria.svg  Syria 44

Transport

Kerava has two railway stations, Kerava Central Railway Station and Savio station.

The city of Kerava joined Helsinki Regional Transport Authority (HSL) in 2010.

The Kerava Central Railway Station is an interchange station, with connections from the main track from Helsinki to Riihimäki to the tracks to Lahti and Porvoo. Helsinki Airport (HEL) is located about 15 kilometers to the southwest of the city by car.

Politics

Results of the 2019 Finnish parliamentary election in Kerava:

Notable people from Kerava

See also

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References

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