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Kronoby kommun
Kruunupyyn kunta
Kronoby riverside
Kronoby riverside
Coat of arms of Kronoby
Coat of arms
Location of Kronoby in Finland
Location of Kronoby in Finland
Country Finland
Region Ostrobothnia
Sub-region Jakobstad sub-region
Charter 1607
 • Municipal Manager Michael Djupsjöbacka
 • Municipal Council Chairwoman Marketta Widjeskog
 • Municipal Administration Chairman Hans-Erik Lindgren
Area (2011-01-01)[1]
 • Total 752.64 km2 (290.60 sq mi)
 • Land 712.34 km2 (275.04 sq mi)
 • Water 40.3 km2 (15.6 sq mi)
Area rank 161st largest in Finland
Population (2015-06-30)[2]
 • Total 6,670
 • Rank 153rd largest in Finland
 • Density 9.36/km2 (24.2/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Swedish 83.3% (official)
 • Finnish 15.6% (official)
 • Others 1.1%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 18.3%
 • 15 to 64 61.8%
 • 65 or older 19.9%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 19.5%

Kronoby (Finnish: Kruunupyy) is a municipality of Finland.

Kronoby is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Ostrobothnia region. The municipality has a population of 6,670 (30 June 2015)[2] and covers an area of 752.64 square kilometres (290.60 sq mi) of which 40.3 km2 (15.6 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 9.36 inhabitants per square kilometre (24.2/sq mi).

The municipality is bilingual, with the majority speaking Swedish (83.3%) and the minority Finnish (15.6%).[3]

Kokkola-Pietarsaari Airport is located in Kronoby.


  1. ^ a b "Area by municipality as of 1 January 2011" (PDF) (in Finnish and Swedish). Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 9 March 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "VÄESTÖTIETOJÄRJESTELMÄ REKISTERITILANNE 30.06.2015" (in Finnish and Swedish). Population Register Center of Finland. Retrieved 17 July 2015. 
  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 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. 

External links

Media related to at Wikimedia Commons

  • Municipality of Kronoby – Official website (Swedish) (Finnish)

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