Sipoo (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈsipoː], Swedish: Sibbo) is a municipality in Uusimaa, Finland. Sipoo had over 19,000 residents in the end of 2014. Neighbouring municipalities are Helsinki, Vantaa, Kerava, Tuusula, Järvenpää, Porvoo, Pornainen and Mäntsälä. The area of Sipoo is 364 square kilometres (141 sq mi). The tax level of Sipoo is 18.75%. The leader of the municipality is Mikael Grannas.
Some villages[change | change source]
Broböle, Kalkkiranta, Söderkulla, Savijärvi and Västerskog.
Söderkulla is a local centre in the Southern Sipoo. There is an elementary school and many sports places as well as the haven there.
Centre village[change | change source]
The centre of Sipoo is Nikkilä. There are several stores, bars and restaurants as well as many services in Nikkilä. There is one secondary school and many primary schools there. There are also a high school and a vocational school.
Nikkilä has two churces, an old one and a new one. The old church, Saint Sigfrid's church is a medieval stone church and was built in 1450-1454 although some of the parts have been added afterwards. The new red brick church was built in the year 1885 and designed by Theodore Decker.
Population growth[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- http://pxweb2.stat.fi/Dialog/varval.asp?ma=060_vaerak_tau_107&ti=V%E4est%F6+kielen+mukaan+sek%E4+ulkomaan+kansalaisten+m%E4%E4r%E4+ja+maa%2Dpinta%2Dala+alueittain+1980+%2D+2012&path=../Database/StatFin/vrm/vaerak/&lang=3&multilang=fi Tilastokeskus reference, Finnish
Other websites[change | change source]
Website (in Finnish)
Municipality of Sipoo - Official Website (in English)
Media related to Sipoo at Wikimedia Commons