Vantaa

ceety an municipality in sooth Finland

Vantaa (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈʋɑntɑː]; Swadish: Vanda) is a ceety an municipality in Finland. Helsinki, Vantaa, Espoo, an Kauniainen mak up the Greater Helsinki aurie.

Vantaa

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Ceety
Vantaan kaupunki
Vanda stad
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Coat o airms o Vantaa
Coat o airms
Location o Vantaa in Finland
Location o Vantaa in Finland
Coordinates: 60°17′40″N 025°02′25″E / 60.29444°N 25.04028°E / 60.29444; 25.04028Coordinates: 60°17′40″N 025°02′25″E / 60.29444°N 25.04028°E / 60.29444; 25.04028
Kintra Finland
RegionUusimaa
Sub-regionGreater Helsinki
Chairter1351
Ceety1974
Govrenment
 • Ceety managerKari Nenonen
Area
 (2011-01-01)[1]
 • Total240.34 km2 (92.80 sq mi)
 • Land238.37 km2 (92.04 sq mi)
 • Water1.97 km2 (0.76 sq mi)
Aurie rank291st lairgest in Finland
Population
 (2013-08-31)[2]
 • Tot206,960
 • Rank4t lairgest in Finland
 • Density868.23/km2 (2,248.7/sq mi)
Population bi native leid
 • Finnish88.6% (offeecial)
 • Swadish3% (offeecial)
 • Ithers8.4%
Population by age
 • 0 tae 1418.5%
 • 15 tae 6470.5%
 • 65 or aulder11.1%
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]19%
Unemployment rate7.8%
Wabsteidwww.vantaa.fi

Vantaa, wi its population o 200,410 (31 Januar 2011), is the fowert maist muckle ceety o Finland. The biggest airport in Finland, the Helsinki-Vantaa Airport, is locatit thare. It an aa hosts a science centre, Heureka.

The ceety is bilingual, wi a majority (88.6 %) bein Finnish an minority (3%) Swadish speakers. Vantaa's residents that speak a native leid ither than Finnish or Swadish staund at 8.4% o the population.

HistoryEedit

The name Vantaa wis taken intae uise in 1972 whan the municipality gained mercat toun richts. The first record o the aurie is as Helsinge in 1351 whan keeng Magnus II o Swaden grantit salmon fishin richts on the river Vantaa tae the Estonian Padise monastery. The municipality wis ance kent as Helsingin maalaiskunta "Rural municipality o Helsinki". The rapids o river Vantaa wur kent as Helsingfors, frae which the current Swadish name o Helsinki derives. In 1972, the municipality wis renamed Vantaa/Vanda an promotit tae a mercat toun (i.e. Vantaan kauppala/Vanda köping), an in 1974, feenally renamed Vantaan kaupunki/Vanda stad "Ceety o Vantaa".

GeographyEedit

LocationEedit

Vantaa encompasses 240.34 square kilometres (92.80 sq mi), o which 1.97 km2 (0.76 sq mi) is watter.[1] Population density is 840.75 /km2 (2,177.5 /sq mi). It borders Helsinki, the Finnish caipital, which is tae the sooth an soothwast. Ither neighbourin municipalities are Espoo tae the wast, Nurmijärvi, Kerava an Tuusula tae the north an Sipoo tae the east.

SubdiveesionEedit

Main airticle: Destricts o Vantaa

Vantaa is dividit intae seiven destricts (Finnish: palvelualueet, Swadish: storområden): Myyrmäki (Myrbacka), Tikkurila (Dickursby), Hakunila (Håkansböle), Korso, Koivukylä (Björkby) an Aviapolis.

ClimateEedit

DemographicsEedit

Demographic evolution
Year Population
1805 4 840
1865 6 974
1880 7 819
1890 8 865
1900 11 110
1910 18 321
1920 22 368
1930 23 558
1940 31 511
1950 14 976
1960 41 906
1970 72 215
1980 129 918
1990 152 263
2000 176 386
2007 190 058
2010 200 029

EconomyEedit

Companies that hae thair heidquarters in Vantaa (at the Helsinki-Vantaa Airport) include Finnair, Finavia, Air Finland an Blue1.[6][7][8]

Internaitional relationsEedit

Twin touns an sister ceetiesEedit

Vantaa is twinned wi:

MayorsEedit

 
Science centre Heureka

CulturEedit

MuisicEedit

Vantaa Chamber Choir comes frae Vantaa. Its albums includes fowk sangs an poems frae Kalevala. Ankkarock is a rock muisic festival held ivery simmer in Korso syne 1989.

MuseumsEedit

Tikkurila is hame o the major science centre in Finland, Heureka. In addition thare is the ceety museum next tae the railway station in Tikkurila. The museum is hoosed in the auldest station biggin in Finland, designed bi Carl Albert Edelfelt an completit in 1861. Thare are exhibitions wi various themes on local history.

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. "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.
  6. http://www.finavia.fi/about_finavia/contact Contact Information]." Finavia. Retrieved on 15 February 2010.
  7. "Oy Air Finland Ltd in English." Air Finland. Retrieved on 25 February 2010.
  8. "Privacy Policy

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