Kaarina

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Kaarina
Town
Kaarinan kaupunki
Centre of Kaarina, Finland.jpg
Coat of arms of Kaarina
Coat of arms
Location of Kaarina in Finland
Location of Kaarina in Finland
Coordinates: 60°24′N 022°22′E / 60.400°N 22.367°E / 60.400; 22.367Coordinates: 60°24′N 022°22′E / 60.400°N 22.367°E / 60.400; 22.367
Country Finland
Region Finland Proper
Sub-region Turku sub-region
Charter 1869
Government
 • Town manager Harri Virta
Area (2011-01-01)[1]
 • Total 179.49 km2 (69.30 sq mi)
 • Land 150.34 km2 (58.05 sq mi)
 • Water 29.15 km2 (11.25 sq mi)
Area rank 313th largest in Finland
Population (2014-09-30)[2]
 • Total 32,022
 • Rank 33rd largest in Finland
 • Density 213/km2 (550/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Finnish 93.9% (official)
 • Swedish 3.6%
 • Others 2.4%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 20%
 • 15 to 64 65.6%
 • 65 or older 14.3%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 18.5%
Website www.kaarina.fi

Kaarina (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈkɑːrinɑ]; Swedish: S:t Karins, i.e. Saint Catherine′s) is a small town and municipality of Finland.

It is located in the Finland Proper region and is a neighbouring town of Turku, which is the capital of Finland Proper, therefore Kaarina is a part of the Greater Turku region. The municipality has a population of 32,022 (30 September 2014)[2] and covers an area of 179.49 square kilometres (69.30 sq mi) of which 29.15 km2 (11.25 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 213 inhabitants per square kilometre (550/sq mi). The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

The famous fetish artist Tom of Finland was born in Kaarina. Kaarina has a well known football team Kaarinan Pojat.

The municipality of Kuusisto was consolidated with Kaarina in 1946. The municipality of Piikkiö was consolidated with Kaarina on January 1, 2009. At the same time, Kaarina adopted the coat of arms of Piikkiö.

Politics[edit]

Results of the Finnish parliamentary election, 2011 in Kaarina:

International relations[edit]

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Kaarina is twinned with:

See also[edit]

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 30.09.2014" (in Finnish and Swedish). Population Register Center of Finland. Retrieved 17 November 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. 
  6. ^ "Välissuhted" (in Estonian). Jõgeva linn. Retrieved 2011-07-23. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Kaarina at Wikimedia Commons

Residential blocks in Kaarina