Karis

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For the wine grape that is also known as Karis, see Mourvèdre. For another wine grape that is also known as Karis, see Graciano.
Karis
KarjaaKaris
Former town
Karjaan kaupunki
Karis stad
Coat of arms of Karis
Coat of arms
Location of Karis in Finland
Location of Karis in Finland
Coordinates: 60°04′15″N 023°39′45″E / 60.07083°N 23.66250°E / 60.07083; 23.66250Coordinates: 60°04′15″N 023°39′45″E / 60.07083°N 23.66250°E / 60.07083; 23.66250
Country Finland
Region Uusimaa
Sub-region Ekenäs sub-region
Founded 1930
Town privileges 1977
Consolidated 2009
Area[1]
 • Total 214.76 km2 (82.92 sq mi)
 • Land 196.82 km2 (75.99 sq mi)
 • Water 17.94 km2 (6.93 sq mi)
Population (2008-12-31)[2]
 • Total 9,155
 • Density 46.51/km2 (120.5/sq mi)
Population by native language
 • Finnish 38% (official)
 • Swedish 59% (official)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Karis (Swedish pronunciation: [kɑːrɪs]; Finnish: Karjaa, pronounced [ˈkɑrjɑː]) is a former Finnish town and Finnish municipality in Finland. On January 1, 2009, it was consolidated with Ekenäs and Pohja that formed the new town of Raseborg.

It is located in the Finnish province of Southern Finland and is part of Uusimaa, one of the regions of Finland. The town had a population of 9,155 (as of 31 December 2008)[2] and covered a land area of 196.82 square kilometres (75.99 sq mi).[1] The population density was 46.51 inhabitants per square kilometre (120.5 /sq mi).

The municipality was bilingual, with a majority (59%) being Swedish language speakers and a minority (38%) being Finnish language speakers.

Karis railway station is on both the Rantarata line, connecting Helsinki Central railway station and Turku Central railway station; and on the Hanko–Hyvinkää railway where it is the junction station for branch line services to Hanko railway station. Stage magician Simo Aalto came from the town.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Area by municipality as of 1 January 2008" (PDF) (in Finnish and Swedish). Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 23 November 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Population by municipality as of 31 December 2008". Population Information System (in Finnish and Swedish). Population Register Center of Finland. Retrieved 23 November 2010. 

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Media related to Karis at Wikimedia Commons