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is a town
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. It is one of the six medieval cities of Finland. Its position as city was taken over by Pori
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in the 16th century.
The name Ulvila
comes from Ulvi
, the Fennicised version of the personal name
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, with the Finnish placename derivational marker -la/-lä
. The Swedish name Ulvsby
has a similar meaning of "Ulf's village". Both can be roughly Anglicised
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It is located in the province
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of Western Finland
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and is part of the Satakunta
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. The municipality has a population of and covers an area of km2 of which km2 is water. The population density
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The municipality is unilingually Finnish
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