Ulvila

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Ulvila
Ulvsby
Town
Ulvilan kaupunki
Ulvsby stad
Church of Ulvila 2.jpg
Ulvila.vaakuna.svg
Ulvila sijainti Suomi.svg
Location of Ulvila in Finland
Coordinates: 61°26′N021°54′E / 61.433°N 21.900°E / 61.433; 21.900 Coordinates: 61°26′N021°54′E / 61.433°N 21.900°E / 61.433; 21.900
CountryFlag of Finland.svg  Finland
Region Satakunta
Sub-region Pori sub-region
Charter (as a town)1365
Lost town privileges 1558
Gained town privileges2000
Government
   Town manager Mikko Löfbacka
Area
 (2018-01-01) [1]
  Total422.51 km2 (163.13 sq mi)
  Land400.70 km2 (154.71 sq mi)
  Water21.82 km2 (8.42 sq mi)
  Rank 204th largest in Finland
Population
 (2021-12-31) [2]
  Total12,670
  Rank 82nd largest in Finland
  Density31.62/km2 (81.9/sq mi)
Population by native language
[3]
   Finnish 98.9% (official)
   Swedish 0.2%
  Others0.8%
Population by age
[4]
  0 to 1416.5%
  15 to 6456.7%
  65 or older26.8%
Time zone UTC+02:00 (EET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+03:00 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate [5] 21.5%
Climate Dfb
Website www.ulvila.fi

Ulvila (Finnish:  [ˈulʋilɑ] ; Swedish : Ulvsby) is a town and municipality of Finland. It is one of the six medieval cities of Finland, as well as the third oldest city in the country. Ulvila was granted city rights by King Albert of Sweden on February 7, 1365. [6] [7] However, its position as a city, which it had since the 14th century, was taken over by Pori in the 16th century.

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Ulvila is located in the province of Western Finland and in the region of Satakunta. Ulvila is located just 9 kilometres (5.6 mi) southeast of the city of Pori along Highway 2. The municipality has a population of 12,670 (31 December 2021) [2] and covers an area of 422.51 square kilometres (163.13 sq mi) of which 21.82 km2 (8.42 sq mi) is water. [1] The population density is 31.62 inhabitants per square kilometre (81.9/sq mi).

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

The medieval St. Olaf's Church is dedicated to St. Olaf, who also is portrayed in the arms of the municipality.

Politics

Results of the Finnish municipal elections 2012 in Ulvila: [8]

International relations

Twin towns — Sister cities

Ulvila is twinned with:

Notable people from Ulvila

See also

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References

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  2. 1 2 "Preliminary population structure by area, 2021M01*-2021M12*". StatFin (in Finnish). Statistics Finland . Retrieved 2 February 2022.
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  5. "List of municipal and parish tax rates in 2021" (PDF). Tax Administration of Finland. 1 December 2020. Retrieved 10 April 2021.
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