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Siikainen



Siikainen (Swedish: Siikais) is a municipality of Finland.

Siikainen

Siikais
Municipality
Siikaisten kunta
Siikais kommun
Eteläpää in Siikainen
Coat of arms of Siikainen
Coat of arms
Location of Siikainen in Finland
Coordinates:
Country Finland
RegionSatakunta
Sub-regionNorthern Satakunta sub-region
Charter1871
Government
 • Municipality managerViveka Lanne
Area
 (2018-01-01)[1]
 • Total491.33 km2 (189.70 sq mi)
 • Land463.24 km2 (178.86 sq mi)
 • Water28.1 km2 (10.8 sq mi)
Area rank188th largest in Finland
Population
 (2021-03-31)[2]
 • Total1,376
 • Rank282nd largest in Finland
 • Density2.97/km2 (7.7/sq mi)
Population by native language
 • Finnish99.3% (official)
 • Swedish0.1%
 • Others0.7%
Population by age
 • 0 to 1411.3%
 • 15 to 6451.4%
 • 65 or older37.3%
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+03:00 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]22%
ClimateDfc
Websitewww.siikainen.fi

It is located in the former province of Western Finland and is part of the Satakunta region. The municipality has a population of 1384 (June 2021),[2] which make it the smallest municipality in Satakunta in terms of population. The municipality covers an area of 491.33 square kilometres (189.70 sq mi) of which 28.10 square kilometres (10.85 sq mi) is inland water (2018-01-01).[1] The population density is 3 inhabitants per square kilometre (7.8/sq mi) (31 March 2021). The municipal manager of Siikainen is Viveka Lanne.

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

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Siikainen is the western gate of The Lauhanvuori – Hämeenkangas UNESCO Global Geopark

The geological site of Siikainen is the Haapakeidas mire protection area. Haapakeidas is a part of a Southern Finlands widest uniform mire. The observation tower of Katselmankallio is situated on a gentle granitic hill on the west side of Haapakeidas. It provides views to the surrounding forests and mires and maybe if you have a good luck you can see an Osprey what nests on the area. There is also a lean-to shelter, a fireplace and an open hut near the tower.

If you like hiking there is a nature trail from the Katselmankallio to the Haapajärvi farm what is uninhabited. The trail is about 3,8 km long (one way) and along the trail you can see beaver nest, many ant communitys and of course a pure and beautiful nature.


The Eteläpää resort

The Eteläpää resort is located next to the Lake Siikaisjärvi two kilometers away from the centre of Siikainen. The cozy resort area has 20 cottages with saunas, which are used all year round. The cottages offer a choice for those looking for quality and demanding accommodation as well as for those who like more modest cottages. Lake Siikaisjärvi invites you to swim in summer and ski on the ice of the lake in winter. There is also restaurant located on the area where you can enjoy a good meal and cold drinks.


References

  1. ^ a b "Area of Finnish Municipalities 1.1.2018" (PDF). National Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Preliminary population structure by area, 2021M01*-2021M03*" . StatFin (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 2 May 2021.
  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 (1-year) and sex by area and the regional division of each statistical reference year, 2003-2020" . StatFin. Statistics Finland. Retrieved 2 May 2021.
  5. ^ "List of municipal and parish tax rates in 2021" (PDF). Tax Administration of Finland. 1 December 2020. Retrieved 10 April 2021.

External links

Media related to Siikainen at Wikimedia Commons






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