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Uurainen
—  Municipality  —
Uuraisten kunta
Uurainen Church

Coat of arms
Location of Uurainen in Finland
Coordinates: 62°30′N 025°26.2′E / 62.5°N 25.4367°E / 62.5; 25.4367Coordinates: 62°30′N 025°26.2′E / 62.5°N 25.4367°E / 62.5; 25.4367
Country Finland
Region Central Finland
Sub-region Jyväskylä sub-region
Charter 1868
Government
 - Municipal manager Sirpa Rautio
Area (2009-01-01)[1]
 - Total 372.28 km2 (143.7 sq mi)
 - Land 348.17 km2 (134.4 sq mi)
 - Water 24.11 km2 (9.3 sq mi)
Area rank 259th largest in Finland
Population (2009-12-31)[2]
 - Total 3,382
 - Density 9.71/km2 (25.1/sq mi)
Population rank 243rd largest in Finland
Population by native language [3]
 - Finnish 99.1% (official)
 - Swedish 0.2%
 - Others 0.7%
Population by age [4]
 - 0 to 14 22.6%
 - 15 to 64 61.4%
 - 65 or older 16%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 - Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 19.5%
Website www.uurainen.fi

Uurainen is a municipality of Finland.

It is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Central Finland region. The municipality has a population of 3,382 (31 December 2009)[2] and covers an area of 372.28 square kilometres (143.74 sq mi) of which 24.11 km2 (9.31 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 9.71 inhabitants per square kilometre (25.1 /sq mi).

The municipality is unilingually Finnish. The municipality has previously also been known as "Urais" in Swedish documents, but is today referred to as "Uurainen" also in Swedish.[6]

References

  1. ^ a b "Area by municipality as of 1 January 2009" (in Finnish and Swedish) (PDF). Land Survey of Finland. http://www.maanmittauslaitos.fi/Pintaalat_kunnittain_1.1.2009.pdf. Retrieved 20 February 2009.  
  2. ^ a b "Population by municipality as of 31 December 2009" (in Finnish and Swedish). Population Information System. Population Register Center of Finland. http://www.vrk.fi/vrk/files.nsf/files/4AD425C09E8E9093C22576AA001D7112/$file/091231.htm. Retrieved 13 January 2010.  
  3. ^ "Population according to language and the number of foreigners and land area km2 by area as of 31 December 2008". Statistics Finland's PX-Web databases. Statistics Finland. http://pxweb2.stat.fi/Dialog/varval.asp?ma=060_vaerak_tau_107_fi&ti=V%E4est%F6+kielen+mukaan+sek%E4+ulkomaan+kansalaisten+m%E4%E4r%E4+ja+maa%2Dpinta%2Dala+alueittain++1980+%2D+2008&path=../Database/StatFin/vrm/vaerak/&lang=3&multilang=fi. Retrieved 29 March 2009.  
  4. ^ "Population according to age and gender by area as of 31 December 2008". Statistics Finland's PX-Web databases. Statistics Finland. http://pxweb2.stat.fi/Dialog/varval.asp?ma=050_vaerak_tau_104_fi&ti=V%E4est%F6+i%E4n+%281%2Dv%2E%29+ja+sukupuolen+mukaan+alueittain+1980+%2D+2008&path=../Database/StatFin/vrm/vaerak/&lang=3&multilang=fi. Retrieved 28 April 2009.  
  5. ^ "List of municipal and parish tax rates in 2010". Tax Administration of Finland. 24 November 2009. http://www.vero.fi/download.asp?id=5853;25512. Retrieved 13 January 2010.  
  6. ^ Kotimaisten kielten tutkimuskeskus :: Kuntien nimet

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