The total population of Pirkanmaa was 520,532 on 30 September 2020,
which makes it the second largest among Finland's regions after Uusimaa
. The population density is well over twice the Finnish average, and most of its population is largely concentrated in the Tampere sub-region
The Gross domestic product (GDP) of the region was 18.3 billion € in 2016, accounting for 8.5% of Finnish economic output. GDP per capita adjusted for purchasing power was 36,040 € or 92% of the EU27 average in the same year. Pirkanmaa's GDP was the second highest among the regions and the seventh highest among the nineteen regions per capita.
The economic structure of Pirkanmaa typically focuses on services for post-industrial society. A nationally significant ICT
concentration has grown in Tampere. Thanks to its population base, the city is also a major trading center. Industry
's share of value added and jobs in Pirkanmaa is higher than the Finnish average. The region is one of Finland's main centers of manufacturing, has a long tradition of industrial activity and a good education network. The industry is largely concentrated in Tampere and its surroundings, such as towns of Nokia
is also a major industrial center. Agriculture
accounts for a small share of economic activity. In the western part of the region, agricultural production is dominated by dairy cattle
, in the south by cereals
, and in the north by forestry
Pirkanmaa is a rather linguistically homogeneous region: in 2018, almost 490,000 people, or about 95 per cent of the county's population, spoke Finnish as their mother tongue. For Finno-speakers, the national population share of Pirkanmaa was 10,1 per cent.
In the 2010s, the number of Finnish-speakers has increased only in Uusimaa
, Pirkanmaa and Northern Ostrobothnia
, and slightly in Southwest Finland
and the Åland Islands
settlement settled in Finland in the Middle Ages did not extend to the area of present-day Pirkanmaa, so the number and share of Finno-Swedes
in the province is small. In 2018, about two thousand people spoke Swedish as their mother tongue in Pirkanmaa.
In 2017, 27 people spoke Sámi
as their mother tongue in Pirkanmaa. The second most spoken language in Pirkanmaa is Russian
, in 2018 it was used by four thousand people as their mother tongue.
The regional council is the main governing body for region and focuses primarily on urban planning. Like all regional councils, it is mandated by law.
, the capital city of the Pirkanmaa region
The region of Pirkanmaa is made up of 22 municipalities
, of which 12 have city or town status (marked in bold).
- Hämeenkyrö (Tavastkyro)
- Kuhmoinen (Kuhmois)
- Lempäälä (Lembois)
- Pirkkala (Birkala)
- Tampere (Tammerfors)
- Vesilahti (Vesilax)
Upper Pirkanmaa sub-region:
South Western Pirkanmaa sub-region:
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