About Pälkäne

Pälkäne is located in the Pirkanmaa province, near Tampere. The municipality is on the border of Pirkanmaa, and has neighbouring municipalities in Kanta-Häme and Päijät-Häme. The municipality's population is mostly divided across three large villages. The main road link through the municipality is the E12 highway.

Demographic Information

Population (as of 31.12.2017): 6 568

Age Breakdown (as of 31.12.2016):
0-14 years of age = 15,3 %
15-64 years of age = 56,8 %
65+ years of age = 27,9 %

Size of the municipality: 739 km², of which 178 km² is covered by water

Municipality Tax Rate (as of 2017): 21 %

Property Tax (as of 2017):
Standard = 1,0 %
Permanent Homes = 0,45 %
Other Residential Buildings = 1,05 %

Unemployment Rate (as of 31.3.2018): 7,6 %

Distances by road:
Tampere 35 km
Hämeenlinna 45 km
Helsinki 140 km
Lahti 90 km
Tampere-Pirkkala Airport 50 km

Neighboring Municipalities: Kangasala, Valkeakoski, Hattula, Hämeenlinna and Padasjoki