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Lapua City

CITY ADMINISTRATION 2013

CITY COUNCIL 2013 / 35 members

Chairman Kai Pöntinen (Coalition Party)
1 vice Chairman Teppo Ylitalo (Center Party)
2 vice Chairman  Paavo Lakaniemi (Social Democrats)

Council Members:  Center Party 13, Coalition Party 11, Social Democrats 3, True Finns 4, Christian Democrats 3, Left League 1

LOCAL GOVERNMENT 2013/ 11 members

Chairman Pekka Hella (Center Party)
1 vice Chairman Veli-Matti Lahdensuo (True Finns)
2 vice Chairman Jussi Vaahtoniemi (Coalition Party)

CITY MANAGEMENT GROUP 2013

Mayor Arto Lepistö
Administrative Director Toni Leppänen
Director of Finance Tuula Kuisti
Technical Director Ahti Latvala
Director of Education and Culture Mika Kamunen
Director of  Social Welfare Affairs Piia Aro 

GENERAL INFORMATION

Church parish founded Year 1581
County established Year 1865
Town status established Year 1964
City status established Year 1977

AREA

Land area 737.5 km2
Water area 13.6 km2
Combined 751.1 km2
of which the city owns 28,5 km2

AREA CLASSIFICATION

Large area:                     West-Finland
Region:                          South Ostrobothnia
Local region:                   Seinäjoki region
Economic and 
Development centre :       South Ostrobothnia
Jurisdictional district:       Lapua jurisdictional district
Diocese:                         Lapua diocese

POPULATION IN NUMBERS

Year Population

1980 14 567

1990 14 579

1995 14 488

2000 14 055

2001 13 955

2005 14 081

2010 14 438

2011 14 531

POPULATION AGE % 

                          1985    1990    1995      2000     2002     2004     2010

0-14 Years            20.7   20.5      19.3      18.3     18.2      18.1      18,3

15-64 Years            63.8   62.5      63.3      63.0     62.8      62.6      62,2

Over 64 Years        15.5   17.0      17.4      18.7     19.0      19.3       19,5

 

WORKFORCE

EMPLOYED %                 1985     1990     1995     2000     2005     2009

Primary production             22.5     19.1      15.8      11.2     10.6       9,4

Manufacturing                    33.0     31.7      31.9      34.7    31.4      31,2

Services                            44.1     46.9      48.9      50.0    55.9      58,2

Unknown                            0.4       2.3        3.4       2.9      2.0        1,2

Working in the  region         90.5     90.6      90.1      86.9    84,6      80,1
           

UNEMPLOYED % of workforce

1985   6.2         1990    4.4      1995    18.3       2000    11.0     

2001 10.6         2003     9.9     2006      6.3       2009      9.8      2011    7.5


LARGEST EMPLOYERS

                                                   workers

Lapua City                                         852                                         
Metso Power Oy, Lapua                        185                       
Nammo Lapua Oy                                140                                  
Velj. Ala-Talkkari Oy                              89                          
                            

DISTANCES

Helsinki                                375 km
Turku                                   318 km
Vaasa                                    80 km
Seinäjoki                                25 km
Tampere                               205 km
Main airport,  Vaasa                 70 km
Seinäjoki airport,  Ilmajoki        42 km
Railway station                         yes
Port, Vaasa                             85 km

 

HOUSE BUILDING 2011

                                       Houses built            Building permits   

Detached houses                           38                              69      

Row houses                                    7                                8

Apartment buildings                         -                                1


SCHOOLS 2011/2012  (number of students)

Comprehensive schools                         (1.735)
-12  primary schools, secondary school
Lapua Upper Secondary School                 (262)
Sedu,  Vocational Institute                      (579)
-business and administration
-tourism, catering and economics
-engineering
Lapua Christian College                           (212)
Lapua Music Institute                              (378)
Lapua Adult Education Centre                (3.141) 

 

LAPUA TWIN TOWNS

Hagfors, Sweden
Hohenlockstedt, Germany
Lantana, USA
Rakvere, Estonia
Kiskörös, Hungary
County Louth, Ireland

 

CITY ECONOMY 2010                     

Total expenses,  88,1  Million € (external)
- Investments        8,5 million       (9,7 %) 
- Financing             2,9 million       (3,3 %)
- Running costs    76,7million          (87 %)

Financing of the total expenses 88,7 Million € (external)
-
Taxes                                39,6 million     (44,7 %)
- State support                     30,9 million     (34,8 %)
- City income                        11,8 million     (13,3 %)
- Loans                                  5,0 million      (5,6 %)
- Income from investments       1,2 million      (1,4 %)
- Other support                       0,2 million      (0,2 %)

 Final accounts 2010
- Annual margin €/inhabitant             411
- Annual margin % of depreciation    154 %
- Loans, €/inhabitant                      1.538
- Income tax rate                           19,5 % 

 

SOCIAL SERVICES 2012

Day care centres:
Kissankello
Liuhtari
Päiväranta
Mustikka
Myllypolku
Esikot
Jokilaakso  

Family day care group:
Päivärannan ryhmis
Vararyhmis
Mansikka
Jokiranta
Karpalo
Ritakallion ryhmis
Välilä
Tiistenjoki
Mylläri
Vatukka
Hannu
Kerttu
Private family day care group Marjapulla 1 and 2  Ay
Private family day care group  Sylipaikka
Private family day care group Tuttikatti
Private family day care group Helminauha
Family day care places

Senior citizen services:

Hopearinne service centre
Nursing homes: Illansini, Hopeapaju, Eevankoti, Matintupa,  Päivärinne
Private nursing homes: Kotionni, Saarenpään palvelukoti, Vuosikas Nursing home,  Myllytupa service home

Psychiatric nursing homes:

Toivakka, Mäntykoto, Karttusenranta (private)

Health care:

Lapua Health care centre
Medical services and areas: western unit, western central unit, eastern unit, eastern central unit
Responsible nurses: asthma/allergies, dementia, diabetes, rheumatism

Support services: physiotherapy and lending of medical aids, laboratory and x-ray

Wards: service ward, hospital ward and Liuhtari service ward

Speech therapist
Psychologist
Dental care

 

CULTURAL AND FREE TIME SERVICES

VANHA PAUKKU CULTURAL CENTRE, Kustaa Tiitun tie 1

City Library , Cartridge Art Gallery,  Lapua Cartridge Factory Museum, Ostrobothnian Photography Centre, Pyhälahti Photography Museum, Café Iso Prässi , Alajoki Hall, Music Institute, Folk Academy 

Memorial Chapel
Cinema                                                     
Lapua Art museum
Lapua Movement Museum

Small industries and shops

Theatre Lapua

JOKILAAKSO GARDENS, Siiriläntie 3

- a park-like area covering more than 2 hectares
- an area with more than 6 000 established plants
- Nukkeruusu Summer Café

TRADITIONAL PARK,
on the Koveronkoski riverside by main road 19

SPORTS CENTRE,  Urheilukatu 6

SATEENKAARI RECREATIONAL SWIMMING POOL, Urheilukatu 6

-25 metre long swimming pool and pool for swimming lessons, Jacuzzi and a cold pool
-children?s paddling pool
-Finnish saunas, a steam sauna and a sauna for hire along with a meeting room

EPOP OUTDOOR SWIMMING ARENA, Koulupojankatu

SPORTS HOUSE,  Urheilukatu 6

- large hall 990 m2
- badminton court
- squash court
- wrestling and fitness centre
- meeting rooms
- Sateenkaari Café

Central athletic ground
Finnish baseball field
Tennis courts (2)

LAPUA  ICE RINK,   Urheilukatu 4

PATRUUNA-AREENA
- exercise hall for football, baseball and athletics:
- football field 50 x 90 metres
- Finnish baseball field for women

SIMPSIÖ OUTDOOR CENTRE/ SKI CENTRE

- 5 slopes,  training slope, sled hill,
- half-pipe meeting international standards
- jumping hill K-55 m
- upper and lower cafés
- illuminated ski tracks/trails
- caravan site and cottage area
- football pitch
- marked trail
- observation tower

HIRVIJÄRVI RECREATION AREA

-beach and camping centre -caravan site

A WIDE RANGE OF FISHING OPPORTUNITIES

OTHERS:

Saarenkangas Beach, Illuminated Jogging Tracks, Sports Grounds , Skating Rinks , Football Pitches , Camping Site, Youth house, Go-Cart Track, Horse Trotting Track, Latosaari Dance Hall, Luhurikka Dancing Place, Model Plane Area, Latosaari Traffic Park

EVENTS YEAR 2013
Lapua Market in May
Lapua Day, 14th July
"Hengellisen Musiikin Festivaali Vanhassa Paukussa"  28.-29.6.
Vanha Paukku Festival 2.-4.8.
Vivo 4.8.
Lapua Organ Festival 20.-22.9.
National Gun Dog Trials in September/October
Christmas Opening Bazaar 23.-24.11.

Contact:  Tourist Information,  Address: Kustaa Tiitun tie 1
-Tel. +358 (0)6 438 4111  or +358 (0)6 438 4582
info@lapua.fi

CITY SERVICE CENTRES

+358(0)6438 4111/ switchboard

www.lapua.fi

firstname.lastname@lapua.fi

ADMINISTRATION CENTRE, Valtuustontie 8, City Hall

City Council, City Board

Entrepreneur Centre, Poutuntie 7

Rural Board

SOCIAL WELFARE  OPERATIONS CENTRE,  Liuhtarintie 10

Board of  Social Welfare Affairs and Operations

Health Care Centre, Sairaalantie, Tel: 06-438 4811

EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL CENTRE, Valtuustontie 8

Board of Education and Culture

Leisure-Time Board

Urheilukatu 4

TECHNICAL CENTRE, Poutuntie 8

Technical Board and Environment Board

 

 

 

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