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Askola () is a municipality of
Finland Finland ( fi, Suomi ; sv, Finland , ), officially the Republic of Finland (, ), is a Nordic country located in Northern Europe. It shares land borders with Sweden to the west, Russia to the east, Norway to the north, and is defined by the G ...
. It is located in the Uusimaa region. The municipality has a population of () and covers an area of of which is water. The is . Monninkylä is the largest village of municipality in terms of population (1,326 inhabitants). 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. 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 language, Finnish. Askola is one of three municipalities in the Uusimaa region that do not have a Swedish name; the others are Nurmijärvi and Mäntsälä.


Geography

The most significant waters in Askola includes the Porvoonjoki, River Porvoo flowing from the center of Askola between Orimattila and Porvoo, and eleven lakes in the eastern part of the municipality.Askolan luonto ja historia
Askolan 4H


Villages

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


Politics

Results of the 2011 Finnish parliamentary election in Askola: *True Finns 32.1% *Centre Party (Finland), Centre Party 21.9% *National Coalition Party 16.1% *Social Democratic Party of Finland, Social Democratic Party 14.8% *Green League 5.4% *Left Alliance (Finland), Left Alliance 5.0% *Christian Democrats (Finland), Christian Democrats 1.8% *Swedish People's Party 1,6%


People born in Askola

*Juho Laakso (1854 – 1915) *Erkki Peltonen (1861 – 1942) *Johannes Linnankoski (1869 – 1913) *Oskar Kumpu (1889 – 1935)


References


External links


Municipality of Askola
– Official website Askola, Populated places established in 1896 {{SouthernFinland-geo-stub