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Askolan kunta
Askola kommun
Askola church.
Askola church.
Coat of arms of Askola
Coat of arms
Location of Askola in Finland
Location of Askola in Finland
Coordinates: 60°31.7?N 025°36?E / 60.5283°N 25.600°E / 60.5283; 25.600Coordinates: 60°31.7?N 025°36?E / 60.5283°N 25.600°E / 60.5283; 25.600
Country Finland
Sub-regionPorvoo sub-region
 o Municipal managerEsko Rautiainen
 o Total218.03 km2 (84.18 sq mi)
 o Land212.42 km2 (82.02 sq mi)
 o Water5.61 km2 (2.17 sq mi)
Area rank260th largest in Finland
 o Total4,962
 o Rank178th largest in Finland
 o Density23.36/km2 (60.5/sq mi)
Population by native language
 o Finnish95.5% (official)
 o Swedish2.8%
 o Others1.7%
Population by age
 o 0 to 1420.6%
 o 15 to 6466.2%
 o 65 or older13.2%
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
 o Summer (DST)UTC+03:00 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]19%

Askola (Finnish pronunciation: ['askola]) is a municipality of Finland. It is located in the Uusimaa region. The municipality has a population of 4,962 (31 January 2019)[2] and covers an area of 218.03 square kilometres (84.18 sq mi) of which 5.61 km2 (2.17 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 23.36 inhabitants per square kilometre (60.5/sq mi). Monninkylä is the largest village of municipality in terms of population (1,326 inhabitants).[6] Neighbouring municipalities are Myrskylä, Mäntsälä, Pornainen, Porvoo and Pukkila.

The Askola parish was part of Porvoo until 1639, when it became a chapel parish, and finally became independent in 1896. The Askola church was completed in 1799.[7]

The coat of arms of the municipality seeks influence from the history of the parish; the millstone is reminiscent of the Askolas's many mills and famous breads, while the roses of the coat of arms refer to Finnish author Johannes Linnankoski, who was born and influenced in Askola, whose most famous work was The Song of the Blood-Red Flower.

The municipality is unilingually Finnish. Askola is one of three municipalities in the Uusimaa region that do not have a Swedish name; the others are Nurmijärvi and Mäntsälä.


The most significant waters in Askola includes the River Porvoo flowing from the center of Askola between Orimattila and Porvoo, and eleven lakes in the eastern part of the municipality.[8]


Askola (Kirkonkylä), Huuvari, Juornaankylä, Korttia, Monninkylä, Nalkkila, Nieto, Puharonkimaa, Särkijärvi, Tiilää, Vahijärvi and Vakkola.


Results of the 2011 Finnish parliamentary election in Askola:

People born in Askola


  1. ^ a b "Area of Finnish Municipalities 1.1.2018" (PDF). National Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Suomen virallinen tilasto (SVT): Väestön ennakkotilasto [verkkojulkaisu]. Tammikuu 2019" (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 2019.
  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 2009.
  4. ^ "Population according to age and gender by area as of 31 December 2008". Statistics Finland's PX-Web databases. Statistics Finland. Retrieved 2009.
  5. ^ "List of municipal and parish tax rates in 2011". Tax Administration of Finland. 29 November 2010. Retrieved 2011.
  6. ^ "Monninkylä in Askola (Uusimaa)". City Population. Retrieved 2019.
  7. ^ Askolan kirkko Askolan Seurakunta (in Finnish)
  8. ^ Askolan luonto ja historia Askolan 4H

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