Barony of Loimijoki

Loimaa
Town
Loimaan kaupunki

Church in Hirvikoski, Loimaa

Coat of arms
Finland

Coordinates: 60°51′N 023°03.5′E / 60.850°N 23.0583°E / 60.850; 23.0583Coordinates: 60°51′N 023°03.5′E / 60.850°N 23.0583°E / 60.850; 23.0583

Country Finland
Region Finland Proper
Sub-region Loimaa sub-region
Market town 1921
Town privileges 1969
Government
 • Town manager Jari Rantala
Area(2011-01-01)[1]
 • Total 851.93 km2 (328.93 sq mi)
 • Land 847.97 km2 (327.40 sq mi)
 • Water 3.96 km2 (1.53 sq mi)
Area rank 134th largest in Finland
Population (2013-08-31)[2]
 • Total 16,840
 • Rank 69th largest in Finland
 • Density 19.86/km2 (51.4/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Finnish 98.6% (official)
 • Swedish 0.2%
 • Others 1.2%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[4] 20.5%
Website www.loimaa.fi

Loimaa (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈloimɑː]) is a town and municipality of Finland.

It is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Finland Proper region. The municipality has a population of 16,840 (31 August 2013)[2] and covers an area of 851.93 square kilometres (328.93 sq mi) of which 3.96 km2 (1.53 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 19.86 inhabitants per square kilometre (51.4 /sq mi).

The town of Loimaa merged with Loimaan kunta (literally "Municipality of Loimaa") on January 1, 2005 and with Alastaro and Mellilä on January 1, 2009.

Subdivisions and Wards

Alastaron-Mäenpää, Eura, Haara, Haaroinen, Haitula, Hartoinen, Hattula, Hirvikoski, Hurskala, Ilmarinen, Inkilä, Joenperä, Juva, Karhula, Karsattila, Kauhanoja, Kemppilä, Kesärlä, Klockarla, Koenperä, Krekilä, Kuninkainen, Kurittula, Kuttila, Köyliö, Lappijoki, Levälä, Lähde, Metsämaa, Mäenpää, Niemi, Onkijoki, Pahikainen, Pappinen,[5] Peltoinen, Piltola, Puujalkala, Raikkola, Seppälä, Sieppala, Torkkala, Vesikoski, Vilvainen

Sights


  • Alpo Jaakola Statue Park
  • Heikintalo bison farm
  • The church of Loimaa Proper
  • Loimaa regional museum
  • Mill of Krekilä
  • Sarka, The Finnish Museum of Agriculture
  • Mill of Vesikoski

International relations

Twin towns — Sister cities

Loimaa is twinned with:

References

External links

  • Town of Loimaa – Official website
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