Pukkilan kunta

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Location of Pukkila in Finland
Coordinates: 60°38.7′N 025°35′E / 60.6450°N 25.583°E / 60.6450; 25.583Coordinates: 60°38.7′N 025°35′E / 60.6450°N 25.583°E / 60.6450; 25.583
Country Finland
Region Uusimaa
Sub-region Porvoo sub-region
Charter 1898
  Municipal manager Juha Myyryläinen
Area (2011-01-01)[1]
  Total 145.94 km2 (56.35 sq mi)
  Land 145.04 km2 (56.00 sq mi)
  Water 0.9 km2 (0.3 sq mi)
Area rank 321st largest in Finland
Population (2016-03-31)[2]
  Total 1,976
  Rank 288th largest in Finland
  Density 13.62/km2 (35.3/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
  Finnish 97.8% (official)
  Swedish 0.9%
  Others 1.3%
Population by age[4]
  0 to 14 20.2%
  15 to 64 62%
  65 or older 17.8%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
  Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 19.5%
Climate Dfc
Website www.pukkila.fi

Pukkila (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈpukkila]) (Swedish: Buckila) is a municipality of Finland. It is located in the Uusimaa region. The municipality has a population of 1,976 (31 March 2016)[2] and covers an area of 145.94 square kilometres (56.35 sq mi) of which 0.9 km2 (0.35 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 13.62 inhabitants per square kilometre (35.3/sq mi).

The municipality is unilingually Finnish. The municipality has also been known as "Buckila" in Swedish documents.[6]

In 1962, a former villager, Onni Nurmi, bequeathed the village 760 shares in a company called Nokia - then chiefly known as a manufacturer of rubber workboots - on condition that the income be used for the benefit of the elderly and that the shares would never be sold. After a legal battle[7][8] the shares have now been diversified and the income used to fund a welfare centre[9] and services for the elderly.[10]


Results of the Finnish parliamentary election, 2011 in Pukkila:


  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. "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.
  6. (in Finnish). Research Institute for the Languages of Finland http://kaino.kotus.fi/svenskaortnamn/?a=fabc&b=P&pos=100. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. "Nokia shares do not make Pukkila a paradise for the elderly", 5.12.2000,
  8. "Villagers lock horns over £25m Nokia windfall ", 19 November 2000, Andrew Osborn, The Observer
  9. 'Welfare Centre Onni ", L&M Sievänen Architects Ltd
  10. "Pukkila - paradise for senior citizens thanks to Nokia legacy", HELSINGIN SANOMAT, INTERNATIONAL EDITION

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