Vihti

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Vihti

Vichtis
Municipality
Vihdin kunta
Vichtis kommun
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Vihti church.
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Coat of arms
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Location of Vihti in Finland
Coordinates: 60°25′N024°19′E / 60.417°N 24.317°E / 60.417; 24.317 Coordinates: 60°25′N024°19′E / 60.417°N 24.317°E / 60.417; 24.317
CountryFlag of Finland.svg  Finland
Region Uusimaa
Sub-region Helsinki sub-region (formerly Lohja sub-region)
Charter 1867
SeatNummela
Government
  Municipality managerSami Miettinen
Area
 (2018-01-01) [1]
  Total567.06 km2 (218.94 sq mi)
  Land522.06 km2 (201.57 sq mi)
  Water45.02 km2 (17.38 sq mi)
Area rank 168th largest in Finland
Population
 (2020-12-31) [2]
  Total29,146
  Rank 37th largest in Finland
  Density55.83/km2 (144.6/sq mi)
Population by native language
[3]
   Finnish 96.2% (official)
   Swedish 1.7%
  Others2.1%
Population by age
[4]
  0 to 1421%
  15 to 6467.3%
  65 or older11.7%
Time zone UTC+02:00 (EET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+03:00 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate [5] 20.5%
Climate Dfb
Website www.vihti.fi

Vihti (Finnish pronunciation:  [ˈʋihti] ; Swedish : Vichtis) is a small municipality located in the Uusimaa region of province of Southern Finland, approximately 50 kilometres (30 mi) northwest of the capital city Helsinki. The municipality has a population of 29,146 (31 December 2020) [2] and covers an area of 567.06 square kilometres (218.94 sq mi) of which 45.02 km2 (17.38 sq mi) is water. [1] The population density is 55.83 inhabitants per square kilometre (144.6/sq mi). Its seat is Nummela, which is the most populated urban area in the municipality.

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Vihti's neighboring municipalities are Karkkila, Loppi, Hyvinkää, Nurmijärvi, Espoo, Kirkkonummi, Siuntio and Lohja from north to clockwise. There are several significant road connections through Vihti, the most notables being Pori Highway between Pori and Helsinki, Hanko Highway between Hanko and Hyvinkää, and Vihti Road between Vihti and Helsinki. Vihti's largest lake is Lake Hiidenvesi, which is connected to the Gulf of Finland via Lake Lohja and Karis River.

History

The oldest literal mark of Vihti is from the 15th century. The old parish church, St. Bridget's Church, was also built during this time. [6] After the deterioration of the old church, a new current church was built in Vihti and was completed in 1772. [7]

Politics

Results [8] of the 2019 Finnish parliamentary election in Vihti:

Economy

The electronics contract manufacturer DICRO Oy is one of its main employers, along with the local forestry companies and farmers.

Villages

Haimoo, Härkälä, Jokikunta, Oinasjoki, Ojakkala, Palajärvi, Siippoo, Tervalampi, Haapkylä, Huhmari, Hulttila, Hynnölä, Härtsilä, Irjala, Jokikunta, Jättölä, Kaharla, Kaukola, Kauppila, Kirkonkylä, Kirvelä, Koikkala, Korkaniemi, Korppila, Kourla, Köykkälä, Lahnus, Lahti, Lankila, Leppärlä, Lusila, Maikkala, Merramäki, Niemenkylä, Niemi, Niuhala, Nummela, Olkkala, Ollila, Otalampi, Oravala, Pakasela, Pietilä, Pääkslahti, Ruskela, Salmi, Selki, Suksela, Suontaka, Taipale, Tarttila, Torhola, Tuohilampi, Vanhala, Vanjoki, Vanjärvi, Vesikansa, Vihtijärvi, Vähäkylä

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