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Coat of Arms of Kirkkonummi
Coat of Arms of Kirkkonummi

Kirkkonummi (IPA: /ˈkirkːoˌnumːi/), or Kyrkslätt in Swedish, is a municipality of 32,772 inhabitants (2004-12-31) in Southern Finland. The literal meaning of the word "Kirkkonummi" in English is "Church Moor" ("Church Hill") obviously derived from the more than 700 year old stone church standing on a hill in the municipal center. Image File history File links Kirkkonummi. ... Image File history File links Kirkkonummi. ... The International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) is a system of phonetic notation devised by linguists to accurately and uniquely represent each of the wide variety of sounds (phones or phonemes) used in spoken human language. ... The municipalities (kunta in Finnish, kommun in Swedish) represent the local level of administration in Finland and act as the fundamental administrative units of the country. ... It has been designated the: International Year of Rice (by the United Nations) International Year to Commemorate the Struggle against Slavery and its Abolition (by UNESCO) 2004 World Health Day topic was Road Safety (by World Health Organization) Year of the Monkey (by the Chinese calendar) See the world in... December 31 is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ...


The distance from the municipal center to downtown Helsinki is some 30 kilometers, while it is only about 20 kilometers from the eastern border of Kirkkonummi to downtown Helsinki. Driving time from the municipal center to Helsinki ranges from 20 to 30 minutes depending on traffic. Kirkkonummi also has excellent train and bus connections to other parts of the greater Helsinki area. The majority of inhabitants commute daily to nearby Helsinki region for work. Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Province Southern Finland Region Uusimaa Sub-region Helsinki City manager Jussi Pajunen Official languages Finnish, Swedish Area  - total  - land ranked 342nd 185. ... For other types of train see train (disambiguation) In rail transport, a train consists of a single or several connected rail vehicles that are capable of being moved together along a guideway to transport freight or passengers from one place to another along a planned route. ... TheBus, established by Mayor Frank Fasi, is Honolulus only public transit system. ...


Kirkkonummi has been populated from the Stone Age to the present day as evidenced by the very first Stone Age rock paintings found in Finland that are located by Lake Juusjärvi in the central lake region of Kirkkonummi. Stone Age fishing hook. ...


In the east it borders to Espoo and the Helsinki Metropolitan Area. Other neighbouring municipalities are Vihti and Siuntio. It covers an area of 393.30 km² (excluding sea) of which 28.29 km² is inland water. The population density is 89.78 inhabitants per km². Founded 1972 Province Southern Finland Region Uusimaa Sub-region Greater Helsinki Area - Of which land - Rank 528 km² 312 km² ranked 279th Population - Population density - Rank 229,443 699 inh. ... Central Helsinki, the focal point of the Capital Region, from the sky Greater Helsinki (Finnish: Suur-Helsinki, Swedish: Storhelsingfors), Capital Region (Pääkaupunkiseutu, Huvudstadsregionen), Helsinki Metropolitan Area, and Helsinki Region (Helsingin seutu, Helsingforsregionen) all refer to the conurbation surrounding the Finnish capital, Helsinki. ... Vihti (IPA: /ˈʋihti/), or Vichtis in Swedish, is a small municipality located in the Uusimaa region of province of Southern Finland, approximately 50 km north of the capital city Helsinki. ... Siuntio (IPA: /ˈsiuntio/), or SjundeÃ¥ in Swedish is a municipality of Finland. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ...


Major population centers of Kirkkonummi include: Kirkkonummi (the municipal center), Masala (Masaby in Swedish), Veikkola (far north), Kantvik (by the sea) and the Upinniemi naval garrison area. In addition to these, Kirkkonummi has dozens of smaller villages and like dwellings.


Geographically, Kirkkonummi has two famous peninsulas, namely the Porkkala peninsula and Upinniemi peninsula, the latter one of which houses a major Finnish naval base. Porkkala is also on one of the main bird migration routes in the Baltic Sea region. Additionally, Kirkkonummi has a large central plains area, through which a railroad goes from Helsinki to Turku as well as extensive lake areas, much of which are quite untouched wilderness. Peninsula A peninsula (from Latin paene insula, almost island) is a geographical formation consisting of an extension of land from a larger body, surrounded by water on three sides. ... Porkkala, is a peninsula in the Gulf of Finland, located at Kirkkonummi in Southern Finland. ... The Baltic Sea is located in Northern Europe, from 53 deg. ... Province Western Finland Region Finland Proper Sub-region Turku City manager Mikko Pukkinen Official languages Finnish, Swedish Area  - total  - land ranked 311th 245. ...


The southern half of the municipality was leased to the Soviet Union between 1945 and 1956 for use as a naval base as part of the peace settlement that ended the hostilities between the Soviet Union and Finland during World War II. Signs of this time can still be found, if one knows where and what to look for. These include concrete bunkers, other fortifications and even the remains of an airbase. Other worthwhile places of interest located in Kirkkonummi include the ancient stone church in the municipal center, the beautiful wooden church in the village of Haapajärvi as well as the Vitträsk mansion built for their residence by three most famous Finnish architects ever: Eliel Saarinen, Herman Gesselius and Armas Lindgren. 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1945 calendar). ... 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Combatants Allies: • Poland, • UK & Commonwealth, • France/Free France, • Soviet Union, • USA, • China, ...and others Axis: • Germany, • Italy, • Japan, ...and others Casualties Military dead: 17 million Civilian dead: 33 million Total: 50 million Full list Military dead: 8 million Civilian dead: 4 million Total: 12 million Full list World War II... Gottlieb Eliel Saarinen (August 20, 1873, Rantasalmi, Finland – July 1, 1950, Cranbrook, Michigan, United States) was a Finnish architect who became famous for his art nouveau buildings in the early years of the 20th century. ...


Kirkkonummi offers excellent possibilities for recreational activities: many public beaches both by the sea and by various lakes, a long coastline with an extensive archipelago for sailing, kayaking and diving (many wrecks), extensive wilderness areas for hiking and orienteering, municipally maintained jogging and cross-country skiing routes, a network of light roads for jogging, biking and rollerblading, a swimming hall, a small icehockey stadium, a municipal indoor swimming center, 4 full-length golf courses (Sarfvik is among the best in the nation) and even a small downhill skiing center (Peuramaa). An archipelago is a landform which consists of a chain or cluster of islands. ...


External link

  • http://www.kirkkonummi.fi - Official website

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KIRKKONUMMI INFO AND TIPS (461 words)
Kirkkonummi has been populated from the Stone Age to the present day as evidenced by the very first Stone Age rock paintings found in Finland that are located by Lake Juusjärvi in the central lake region of Kirkkonummi.
Additionally, Kirkkonummi has a large central plains area, through which a railroad goes from Helsinki to Turku as well as extensive lake areas, much of which are quite untouched wilderness.
Other worthwhile places of interest located in Kirkkonummi include the ancient stone church in the municipal center, the beautiful wooden church in the village of Haapajärvi as well as the Vitträsk mansion built for their residence by three most famous Finnish architects ever: Eliel Saarinen, Herman Gesselius and Armas Lindgren.
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