Pedersöre

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Pedersöre
PedersörePedersören kunta
Municipality
Pedersöre kommun
Pedersören kunta
Pedersöre municipal office
Pedersöre municipal office
Coat of arms of Pedersöre
Location of Pedersöre in Finland
Location of Pedersöre in Finland
Coordinates: 63°36′N 022°47.5′E / 63.600°N 22.7917°E / 63.600; 22.7917Coordinates: 63°36′N 022°47.5′E / 63.600°N 22.7917°E / 63.600; 22.7917
Country Finland
RegionOstrobothnia
Sub-regionJakobstad sub-region
SeatBennäs
Government
 • Municipal managerMikael Sandås
Area
 (2018-01-01)[1]
 • Total826.05 km2 (318.94 sq mi)
 • Land794.28 km2 (306.67 sq mi)
 • Water31.77 km2 (12.27 sq mi)
Area rank103rd largest in Finland
Population
 (2021-03-31)[2]
 • Total11,187
 • Rank89th largest in Finland
 • Density14.08/km2 (36.5/sq mi)
Population by native language
 • Swedish90.1% (official)
 • Finnish9%
 • Others0.9%
Population by age
 • 0 to 1423.6%
 • 15 to 6458.1%
 • 65 or older18.4%
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+03:00 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]21%
Websitewww.pedersore.fi

Pedersöre (Finnish: Pedersören kunta, before 1989 Pietarsaaren maalaiskunta) is a municipality of Finland. Its seat is in Bennäs.

It is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Ostrobothnia region. The municipality has a population of 11,187 (31 March 2021)[2] and covers an area of 826.05 square kilometres (318.94 sq mi) of which 31.77 km2 (12.27 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 14.08 inhabitants per square kilometre (36.5/sq mi).

Neighbouring municipalities are Evijärvi, Kauhava, Kronoby, Larsmo, Jakobstad and Nykarleby.

The municipality is bilingual, with the majority speaking Swedish (90.1%) and the minority Finnish (9%).[3] The municipality is made up of many smaller villages, the most significant being Bennäs, Kållby, Edsevö, Esse, Ytteresse, and Purmo.

Economy[edit]

Agriculture and shipbuilding have been the traditional industries in Pedersöre.[6]

History[edit]

Pedersöre was first mentioned in 1348 in a trade statute issued by king Magnus Eriksson. The municipalities Esse and Purmo separated from Pedersöre in 1865, only to return in 1977.[6]

References[edit]

  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. ^ a b "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.
  6. ^ a b [1]. helsinkitimes.fi (16 January 2015). Retrieved on 21 July 2016.

External links[edit]

Media related to Pedersöre at Wikimedia Commons