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Sipoo (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈsipoː], Swadish: Sibbo) is a municipality o Finland. Its seat is in Nikkilä/Nickby. It is the eastren neighbour o Helsinki an is locatit in the Uusimaa region. The municipality haes a population o 18,279 (31 Januar 2011) an covers an aurie o 698.59 square kilometres (269.73 sq mi) o which 358.97 km2 (138.60 sq mi) is watter.[1] The population density is 53.82 inhabitants per square kilometre (139.4 sq mi).

Sipoon kunta
Sibbo kommun
Sipoo Auld Kirk
Sipoo Auld Kirk
Coat o airms o Sipoo
Coat o airms
Location o Sipoo in Finland
Location o Sipoo in Finland
Coordinates: 60°22.5′N 025°16′E / 60.3750°N 25.267°E / 60.3750; 25.267Coordinates: 60°22.5′N 025°16′E / 60.3750°N 25.267°E / 60.3750; 25.267
Kintra  Finland
Region Uusimaa
Sub-region Greater Helsinki
Chairter 1425
Seat Nikkilä
 • Chairman o the municipal board Eero Seppänen
 • Chairman o the municipal assembly Christel Liljeström
 • Municipal manager Markku Luoma
Aurie (2011-01-01)[1]
 • Total 698.59 km2 (269.73 sq mi)
 • Laund 339.62 km2 (131.13 sq mi)
 • Watter 358.97 km2 (138.60 sq mi)
Aurie rank 177t lairgest in Finland
Population (2013-08-31)[2]
 • Tot 18,802
 • Rank 62nt lairgest in Finland
 • Density 55.36/km2 (143.4/sq mi)
Population bi native leid[3]
 • Finnish 59.5% (offeecial)
 • Swadish 38.6% (offeecial)
 • Ithers 1.9%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 tae 14 21.7%
 • 15 tae 64 64.7%
 • 65 or aulder 13.6%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Simmer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 19.25%

The ance amaist completely Swadish-speakin municipality is syne 1953 bilingual, a majority being Finnish speakers syne 2003, due tae migration frae ither pairts o Finland. The day the Finnish-speakin majority staunds for ca 60% an the Swadish-speakin minority for aboot 39% o the population.[6]

On 16 Juin 2006, the Sipoo toun cooncil decidit on a strategy tae triple the municipality's population ower the next 25 years. The decision wis made efter Helsinki annoonced plans tae annex a pairt o the municipality in order tae continue tae build heich-end urbanizations in the coastline (an thus heich-tax revenue producin). The Finnish Cooncil o State votit in favour o the annexation on 18 Juin 2007, wi votes 8 tae 4.[7] Sipoo disputit this an appealed the Supreme Admeenistrative Court but the court upheld the decision o the Cooncil o State[8] an the annexation teuk place on 1 Januar 2009. As Helsinki did no directly border Sipoo at ony point, the ceety o Vantaa cedit the aurie lain atween Helsinki an Sipoo tae Helsinki in the process.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Area by municipality as of 1 Januar 2011" (PDF) (in Finnish and Swadish). Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 9 Mairch 2011.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  2. "VÄESTÖTIETOJÄRJESTELMÄ REKISTERITILANNE 31.8.2013" (in Finnish and 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.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  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.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  5. "List of municipal and parish tax rates in 2011". Tax Administration of Finland. 29 November 2010. Retrieved 13 Mairch 2011.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  6. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named population by language
  7. "Hallitus hyväksyi Sipoo-liitoksen". YLE Uutiset (in Finnish). Helsinki: Yleisradio Oy. 2007-06-28. Retrieved 25 January 2009. 
  8. Supreme Administrative Court Precedent KHO:2008:1, ruled on January 15, 2008 (in Finnish)

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