Kronoby kommun
Kruunupyyn kunta

Kronoby riverside

Coat of arms

Location of Kronoby in Finland
Coordinates: 63°43.5′N 023°02′E / 63.7250°N 23.033°E / 63.7250; 23.033Coordinates: 63°43.5′N 023°02′E / 63.7250°N 23.033°E / 63.7250; 23.033
Country Finland
Region Ostrobothnia
Sub-region Jakobstad sub-region
Charter 1607
  Municipal Manager Michael Djupsjöbacka
  Municipal Council Chairwoman Marketta Widjeskog
  Municipal Administration Chairman Hans-Erik Lindgren
Area (2011-01-01)[1]
  Total 752.64 km2 (290.60 sq mi)
  Land 712.34 km2 (275.04 sq mi)
  Water 40.3 km2 (15.6 sq mi)
Area rank 161st largest in Finland
Population (2016-03-31)[2]
  Total 6,654
  Rank 153rd largest in Finland
  Density 9.34/km2 (24.2/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
  Swedish 83.3% (official)
  Finnish 15.6% (official)
  Others 1.1%
Population by age[4]
  0 to 14 18.3%
  15 to 64 61.8%
  65 or older 19.9%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
  Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 19.5%

Kronoby (Finnish: Kruunupyy) is a municipality of Finland.

Kronoby is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Ostrobothnia region. The municipality has a population of 6,654 (31 March 2016)[2] and covers an area of 752.64 square kilometres (290.60 sq mi) of which 40.3 km2 (15.6 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 9.34 inhabitants per square kilometre (24.2/sq mi).

The municipality is bilingual, with the majority speaking Swedish (83.3%) and the minority Finnish (15.6%).[3]

Kokkola-Pietarsaari Airport is located in Kronoby.


  1. 1 2 "Area by municipality as of 1 January 2011" (PDF) (in Finnish and Swedish). Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 9 March 2011.
  2. 1 2 "Ennakkoväkiluku sukupuolen mukaan alueittain, maaliskuu.2016" (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 31 March 2016.
  3. 1 2 "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 and gender by area as of 31 December 2008". Statistics Finland's PX-Web databases. Statistics Finland. Retrieved 28 April 2009.
  5. "List of municipal and parish tax rates in 2011". Tax Administration of Finland. 29 November 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2011.

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