Lohja (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈlohjɑ]; Swadish: Lojo), is a toun an municipality o Finland.

Lohja

LohjaLojo
Town
Lohjan kaupunkiLojo stad
Laurinkatu street in central Lohja
Laurinkatu street in central Lohja
Coat o airms o Lohja
Coat o airms
Location o Lohja in Finland
Location o Lohja in Finland
Coordinates: 60°15′N 024°04′E / 60.250°N 24.067°E / 60.250; 24.067Coordinates: 60°15′N 024°04′E / 60.250°N 24.067°E / 60.250; 24.067
Kintra Finland
RegionUusimaa
Sub-regionHelsinki sub-region
Chairter1926
Ceety richts1969
Govrenment
 • Toun managerSimo Juva
Area
 (2011-01-01)[1]
 • Total441.19 km2 (170.34 sq mi)
 • Land349.41 km2 (134.91 sq mi)
 • Water91.78 km2 (35.44 sq mi)
Aurie rank242nt lairgest in Finland
Population
 (2013-08-31)[2]
 • Tot39,748
 • Rank25t lairgest in Finland
 • Density113.76/km2 (294.6/sq mi)
Population bi native leid
 • Finnish93.6% (offeecial)
 • Swadish4% (offeecial)
 • Ithers2.4%
Population by age
 • 0 tae 1418.7%
 • 15 tae 6466.4%
 • 65 or aulder14.9%
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]19.5%
Urbanisation89.7%
Unemployment rate8.4%
Wabsteidwww.lohja.fi

It is locatit in the province o Soothren Finland an is pairt o the Uusimaa region. The toun haes a population o 39,748 (31 August 2013)[2] an covers an aurie o 441.19 square kilometres (170.34 sq mi) o which 91.78 km2 (35.44 sq mi) is watter.[1] The population densitie is 113.76 inhabitants per square kilometre (294.6/sq mi). The municipality is bilingual, awtho it is no required bi law, wi the majority bein Finnish an minority Swadish speakers.[6]

The municipality o Lohjan kunta wis consolidatit wi Lohja in 1997, an the municipality o Sammatti wis consolidated wi Lohja in 2009. The municipalities o Karjalohja an Nummi-Pusula wur consolidatit wi Lohja in 2013.

PoliticsEedit

Results o the Finnish pairlamentar election, 2011 in Lohja:

CulturEedit

Lohja is famit for its cultural events. Mair than a hunder different events are arrangit in the toun each year bi its residents an organisations. The maist notable are the Lohja Simmer Cultural Festival, the Apple Carnival organisit bi representatives o business an commerce, the retailers' Hurlumhei Carnival an the Auld Time Christmas mercat continue the tradeetion o fairs datin back tae the Middle Ages.

The doom metal baund Reverend Bizarre is frae this toun.

SichtsEedit

Ane unique experience is the Tytyri limestane mine, which haes a museum 100 metres unnergrund. This attraction an exhibitions can be reached uisin either an auld mine wagon or a modren lift.[7] Ither places o note are:

  • Lohja museum aurie
  • The surroondins o Lake Lohja
  • The Gothic Kirk o St. Lawrence which dates frae the 15t century
  • Kisakallio Sport college
  • Floating Restaurant-Café Kaljaasi
  • Alitalo vineyard
  • St. Lawrence Golf an the recreation bath Neidonkeidas

GalleryEedit

ReferencesEedit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Area by municipality as of 1 Januar 2011" (PDF) (in Finnish an Swadish). Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 9 Mairch 2011.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "VÄESTÖTIETOJÄRJESTELMÄ REKISTERITILANNE 31.8.2013" (in Finnish an Swadish). Population Register Center of Finland. Retrieved 15 September 2013.
  3. "Population according to language and the number of foreigners and land area km2 by area as of 31 Dizember 2008". Statistics Finland's PX-Web databases. Statistics Finland. Retrieved 29 Mairch 2009.
  4. "Population according to age and gender by area as of 31 Dizember 2008". Statistics Finland's PX-Web databases. Statistics Finland. Retrieved 28 Apryle 2009.
  5. "List of municipal and parish tax rates in 2011". Tax Administration of Finland. 29 November 2010. Retrieved 13 Mairch 2011.
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  7. Tytyri Mine Museum

Freemit airtinsEedit