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Tirkkonen is a Finnish language surname.

Geographical distribution

As of 2014, 97.7% of all known bearers of the surname Tirkkonen were residents of Finland (frequency 1:1,229) and 1.0% of Sweden (1:214,060).

Finland Republic in Northern Europe

Finland, officially the Republic of Finland is a country in Northern Europe bordering the Baltic Sea, Gulf of Bothnia, and Gulf of Finland, between Norway to the north, Sweden to the northwest, and Russia to the east. Finland is a Nordic country and is situated in the geographical region of Fennoscandia. The capital and largest city is Helsinki. Other major cities are Espoo, Vantaa, Tampere, Oulu and Turku.

Sweden constitutional monarchy in Northern Europe

Sweden, officially the Kingdom of Sweden, is a Scandinavian Nordic country in Northern Europe. It borders Norway to the west and north and Finland to the east, and is connected to Denmark in the southwest by a bridge-tunnel across the Öresund, a strait at the Swedish-Danish border. At 450,295 square kilometres (173,860 sq mi), Sweden is the largest country in Northern Europe, the third-largest country in the European Union and the fifth largest country in Europe by area. Sweden has a total population of 10.2 million of which 2.4 million has a foreign background. It has a low population density of 22 inhabitants per square kilometre (57/sq mi). The highest concentration is in the southern half of the country.


In Finland, the frequency of the surname was higher than national average (1:1,229) in the following regions: [1]

Northern Savonia Region in Savonia, Finland

Northern Savonia or, officially, Pohjois-Savo is a region in eastern Finland. It borders the regions of Etelä-Savo, Central Finland, North Ostrobothnia, Kainuu, and North Karelia. Kuopio is the largest city in the region.

Southern Savonia Region in Savonia, Finland

Southern Savonia or, officially, Etelä-Savo is a region in the south-east of Finland. It borders the regions of Pohjois-Savo, North Karelia, South Karelia, Päijät-Häme, and Central Finland. The total area of Southern Savonia is 18,768.33 km2, with a population of 153,738 (2011).


Paavo Juhani Tirkkonen was a Finnish ice hockey defenceman and Olympian.

Paul Tirkkonen wrestler

Paul Ernst Vilhelm Tirkkonen was a lightweight Greco-Roman wrestler from Finland who won a bronze medal at the 1911 World Championships. Next year he competed at the 1912 Olympics, but was eliminated in the second round. His brother Theodor competed alongside, in a heavier weight category.

Pekka Tirkkonen Finnish ice hockey player

Pekka Tirkkonen is a Finnish ice hockey coach and former professional ice hockey player. He most recently served as head coach of EHC Kloten of the National League (NL). Tirkkonen was selected by the Boston Bruins in the 2nd round of the 1986 NHL Entry Draft.

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