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Pirkkala Swedish: Birkala is a municipality of Finland

It is located some 10 kilometres 6 mi south-west from Tampere in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Pirkanmaa region The municipality has a population of 18,984 31 March 20162 and covers an area of 8143 square kilometres 3144 sq mi of which 2266 km2 875 sq mi is water1 The population density is 23328 inhabitants per square kilometre 6042/sq mi Pirkkala is currently the fastest growing municipality in Pirkanmaa region

The municipality is unilingually Finnish

Tampere-Pirkkala Airport is located in south-west Pirkkala and is currently the second most important international airport in Finland after Helsinki-Vantaa Airport


  • 1 History
  • 2 International relations
    • 21 Twin towns — Sister cities
  • 3 See also
  • 4 References
  • 5 External links


The old Suur-Pirkkala Great-Pirkkala is known in old writings from the 14th century, and it occupied over half of Pirkanmaa region nowadays populated by about 360,000 inhabitants Suur-Pirkkala began to split when new parishes and municipalities were founded In the year 1922 the remainings of Suur-Pirkkala were split into Pohjois- and Etelä-Pirkkala Northern and Southern In 1938 the name of Northern Pirkkala was changed to Nokia and Southern Pirkkala restored its original Pirkkala name

Present-day region of Pirkanmaa is named after Pirkkala

International relationsedit

See also: List of twin towns and sister cities in Finland

Twin towns — Sister citiesedit

Pirkkala is twinned with:

  • Solna, Sweden6

See alsoedit

  • Birkarls


  1. ^ a b "Population density by area 112016" Statistics Finland Retrieved 12 February 2017 
  2. ^ a b "Ennakkoväkiluku sukupuolen mukaan alueittain, maaliskuu2016" 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. ^ "Networks, town twinning and partnerships" PDF City of Solna Retrieved 2013-08-04 

External linksedit

Media related to Pirkkala at Wikimedia Commons

  • Municipality of Pirkkala – official site

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