Kaustinen

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Kaustinen
Kaustby
Municipality
Kaustisen kunta
Kaustinen during the Kaustinen Folk Music Festival
Kaustinen during the Kaustinen Folk Music Festival
Coat of arms of Kaustinen
Coat of arms
Location of Kaustinen in Finland
Location of Kaustinen in Finland
Coordinates: 63°33′N 023°41.5′E / 63.550°N 23.6917°E / 63.550; 23.6917Coordinates: 63°33′N 023°41.5′E / 63.550°N 23.6917°E / 63.550; 23.6917
Country Finland
Region Central Ostrobothnia
Sub-region Kaustinen sub-region
Charter 1866
Government
 • Municipal manager Arto Alpia
Area (2011-01-01)[1]
 • Total 361.12 km2 (139.43 sq mi)
 • Land 354.03 km2 (136.69 sq mi)
 • Water 7.09 km2 (2.74 sq mi)
Area rank 261st largest in Finland
Population (2014-09-30)[2]
 • Total 4,284
 • Rank 209th largest in Finland
 • Density 12.1/km2 (31/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Finnish 97.5% (official)
 • Swedish 1.8%
 • Others 0.7%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 17.8%
 • 15 to 64 64.4%
 • 65 or older 17.7%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 20.5%
Website www.kaustinen.fi

Kaustinen (Swedish: Kaustby) is a municipality of Finland.

It is part of the Central Ostrobothnia region. The municipality has a population of 4,284 (30 September 2014)[2] and covers an area of 361.12 square kilometres (139.43 sq mi) of which 7.09 km2 (2.74 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 12.1 inhabitants per square kilometre (31/sq mi).

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

It is the home of the Kaustinen Folk Music Festival, held every July. The comic strip bird Woodstock, named for the rock music festival in Woodstock, New York, is called Kaustinen in Finnish with obvious reference to this folk music festival.

Famous people from Kaustinen[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. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Kaustinen at Wikimedia Commons