Kristinestad

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Kristinestad
KristinestadKristiinankaupunki
Town
Kristinestads stad
Kristiinankaupungin kaupunki
Kristiinakaupunki.jpg
Coat of arms of Kristinestad
Coat of arms
Location of Kristinestad in Finland
Location of Kristinestad in Finland
Coordinates: 62°16′N 021°21′E / 62.267°N 21.350°E / 62.267; 21.350Coordinates: 62°16′N 021°21′E / 62.267°N 21.350°E / 62.267; 21.350
Country Finland
Region Ostrobothnia
Sub-region Suupohjan rannikkoseutu
Founded 1649
Government
 • City manager Riitta El-Nemr
Area (2011-01-01)[1]
 • Total 1,678.98 km2 (648.26 sq mi)
 • Land 682.53 km2 (263.53 sq mi)
 • Water 996.45 km2 (384.73 sq mi)
Area rank 58th largest in Finland
Population (2014-01-31)[2]
 • Total 7,077
 • Rank 147th largest in Finland
 • Density 10.37/km2 (26.9/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Swedish 56.6% (official)
 • Finnish 42.2% (official)
 • Others 1.2%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 12.4%
 • 15 to 64 62.8%
 • 65 or older 24.7%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 20%
Website www.kristinestad.fi

Kristinestad (Finnish: Kristiinankaupunki) is a town and a municipality in Finland. It is located in the western part of Finland on the shore of the Bothnian Sea. The population of Kristinestad is 7,077 (31 January 2014)[2] and the municipality covers an area of 682.53 km2 (263.53 sq mi) (excluding sea areas) of which 14.66 km2 (5.66 sq mi) is inland water (1 January 2011).[1] The population density is 10.37 /km2 (26.9 /sq mi). The population is bilingual with a majority speaking Swedish (57%) and the minority Finnish (42%).[3] The town was chartered in 1649 at Koppö island and is named for Queen Christina of Sweden. Kristinestad is known for its old town with low wooden houses and narrow alleys. In April, 2011, Kristinestad became Finland's first Cittaslow community.

International relations[edit]

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Kristinestad is twinned with:

Climate[edit]

Kristinestad has a continental subarctic (Dfc) climate.

Climate data for Kristinestad
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Daily mean °C (°F) −8
(18)
−7.8
(18)
−10
(14)
1.9
(35.4)
9
(48)
14
(57)
15.7
(60.3)
13.8
(56.8)
8.8
(47.8)
4.0
(39.2)
−1.3
(29.7)
−5.6
(21.9)
2.88
(37.17)
Avg. precipitation days 10 8 9 8 7 8 11 11 11 11 11 11 116
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source = [1]

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. ^ a b "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 Kristinestad at Wikimedia Commons

Ulrica Eleonora church in central Kristinestad.
During twilight over the town bay and the silhouette.