Aura, Finland

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Aura
Municipality
Auran kunta
Coat of arms of Aura
Coat of arms
Location of Aura in Finland
Location of Aura in Finland
Coordinates: 60°39′N 022°35′E / 60.650°N 22.583°E / 60.650; 22.583Coordinates: 60°39′N 022°35′E / 60.650°N 22.583°E / 60.650; 22.583
Country Finland
Region Finland Proper
Sub-region Loimaa sub-region
Charter 1917
Government
 • Municipal manager Jari Kesäniemi
Area (2011-01-01)[1]
 • Total 95.57 km2 (36.90 sq mi)
 • Land 94.98 km2 (36.67 sq mi)
 • Water 0.59 km2 (0.23 sq mi)
Area rank 330th largest in Finland
Population (2014-01-31)[2]
 • Total 3,967
 • Rank 219th largest in Finland
 • Density 41.77/km2 (108.2/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Finnish 98.1% (official)
 • Swedish 0.5%
 • Others 1.4%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 21%
 • 15 to 64 65.9%
 • 65 or older 13.1%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 20.25%
Website www.aura.fi

Aura (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈɑurɑ]) is a municipality of Finland. The name derives from the river Aura and the plough (aura in Finnish) reminiscent shape of the municipality. The municipality was established in 1917 from parts of Lieto and Pöytyä.

It is part of the Varsinais-Suomi region. The municipality has a population of 3,967 (31 January 2014)[2] and covers an area of 95.57 square kilometres (36.90 sq mi) of which 0.59 km2 (0.23 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 41.77 inhabitants per square kilometre (108.2 /sq mi).

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Area by municipality as of 1 January 2011" (PDF) (in Finnish and Swedish). Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 9 March 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "VÄESTÖTIETOJÄRJESTELMÄ REKISTERITILANNE 31.1.2014" (in Finnish and Swedish). Population Register Center of Finland. Retrieved 11 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "Population according to language and the number of foreigners and land area km2 by area as of 31 December 2008". Statistics Finland's PX-Web databases. Statistics Finland. Retrieved 29 March 2009. 
  4. ^ "Population according to age and gender by area as of 31 December 2008". Statistics Finland's PX-Web databases. Statistics Finland. Retrieved 28 April 2009. 
  5. ^ "List of municipal and parish tax rates in 2011". Tax Administration of Finland. 29 November 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2011. 

External links[edit]

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