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Asikkalan kunta
Vääksy Canal
Vääksy Canal
Coat of arms of Asikkala
Coat of arms
Location of Asikkala in Finland
Location of Asikkala in Finland
Country Finland
Region Päijänne Tavastia
Sub-region Lahti sub-region
Charter 1848
Seat Vääksy
 • Municipal manager Juri Nieminen
Area (2011-01-01)[1]
 • Total 755.54 km2 (291.72 sq mi)
 • Land 563.41 km2 (217.53 sq mi)
 • Water 192.13 km2 (74.18 sq mi)
Area rank 160th largest in Finland
Population (2015-06-30)[2]
 • Total 8,339
 • Rank 126th largest in Finland
 • Density 14.8/km2 (38/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Finnish 98.6% (official)
 • Swedish 0.2%
 • Others 1.2%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 15.3%
 • 15 to 64 62.4%
 • 65 or older 22.3%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 20%

Asikkala is a municipality of Finland. Its seat is in Vääksy.

It is located in the province of Southern Finland and is part of the Päijänne Tavastia region. The municipality has a population of 8,339 (30 June 2015)[2] and covers an area of 755.54 square kilometres (291.72 sq mi) of which 192.13 km2 (74.18 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 14.8 inhabitants per square kilometre (38/sq mi).

The municipality is unilingually Finnish, by law since 1996.


  • Some villages 1
  • Politics 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Some villages

Kalkkinen, Kopsuo, Kurhila, Urajärvi and Vähä-äiniö.


Results of the Finnish parliamentary election, 2011 in Asikkala:

See also


  1. ^ a b "Area by municipality as of 1 January 2011" (PDF) (in Finnish and Swedish). Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 9 March 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "VÄESTÖTIETOJÄRJESTELMÄ REKISTERITILANNE 30.06.2015" (in Finnish and Swedish). Population Register Center of Finland. Retrieved 17 July 2015. 
  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. 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. Retrieved 28 April 2009. 
  5. ^ "List of municipal and parish tax rates in 2011". Tax Administration of Finland. 29 November 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2011. 

External links

  • Media related to at Wikimedia Commons
  • Municipality of Asikkala – Official site in Finnish

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