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Malax kommun
Maalahden kunta
Coat of arms of Malax
Coat of arms
Location of Malax in Finland
Location of Malax in Finland
Country Finland
Region Ostrobothnia
Sub-region Vaasa sub-region
Charter 1607
 • Municipal manager Mats Brant
Area (2011-01-01)[1]
 • Total 1,954.93 km2 (754.80 sq mi)
 • Land 520.98 km2 (201.15 sq mi)
 • Water 1,433.95 km2 (553.65 sq mi)
Area rank 44th largest in Finland
Population (2015-06-30)[2]
 • Total 5,589
 • Rank 177th largest in Finland
 • Density 10.73/km2 (27.8/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Swedish 88.2% (official)
 • Finnish 9.1% (official)
 • Others 2.7%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 15.2%
 • 15 to 64 61.7%
 • 65 or older 23.1%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 19.75%

Malax (Finnish: Maalahti) is a municipality of Finland.

It is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Ostrobothnia region. The municipality has a population of 5,589 (30 June 2015)[2] and covers an area of 1,954.93 square kilometres (754.80 sq mi) of which 1,433.95 km2 (553.65 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 10.73 inhabitants per square kilometre (27.8/sq mi).

The municipality is bilingual, with the majority (88%) being Swedish and the minority (9%) Finnish speakers.[3]


Results of the Finnish parliamentary election, 2011 in Malax:


  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 Malax – Official website (Swedish) (Finnish)

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