The Full Wiki

More info on Peräseinäjoki

Peräseinäjoki: Wikis

Advertisements
  

Note: Many of our articles have direct quotes from sources you can cite, within the Wikipedia article! This article doesn't yet, but we're working on it! See more info or our list of citable articles.

Encyclopedia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Peräseinäjoki is a former municipality of Finland.

It was located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Southern Ostrobothnia region. The municipality had a population of 3,653 (2004) and covered an area of 459.13 km² of which 14.11 km² was water. The population density was 8.2 inhabitants per km². Peräseinäjoki merged with the town of Seinäjoki on January 1, 2005.

The municipality was unilingually Finnish.

Contents

History

The first travellers at the areas of Peräseinäjoki have most likely been hunters from the northern parts of Satakunta and from Tavastia. The first permanent inhabitants are estimated to be arrived at the 1500s and the population was 149 according to census figures on year 1750. Peräseinäjoki separated from Ilmajoki and formed its own municipal administration on 1868.[1]

Today

Nowadays Peräseinäjoki is best known of its steel industry, Kalajärvi and sports tradition.

Notable residents

  • Ville Ritola was a 5-time Olympic gold medal winner in long distance running.

Villages

  • Kihniä
  • Luoma
  • Peräseinäjoki
  • Viitala
  • Haapaluoma

References

External links

Coordinates: 62°34′N 23°04′E / 62.567°N 23.067°E / 62.567; 23.067

Advertisements

Advertisements






Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address
Message