Masku

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Masku
Municipality
Maskun kunta
Coat of arms of Masku
Coat of arms
Location of Masku in Finland
Location of Masku in Finland
Coordinates: 60°34′N 022°06′E / 60.567°N 22.100°E / 60.567; 22.100Coordinates: 60°34′N 022°06′E / 60.567°N 22.100°E / 60.567; 22.100
Country Finland
Region Finland Proper
Sub-region Turku sub-region
Government
 • Municipal manager Jaakko Olenius
Area (2011-01-01)[1]
 • Total 204.11 km2 (78.81 sq mi)
 • Land 174.90 km2 (67.53 sq mi)
 • Water 29.21 km2 (11.28 sq mi)
Area rank 299th largest in Finland
Population (2014-09-30)[2]
 • Total 9,714
 • Rank 108th largest in Finland
 • Density 55.54/km2 (143.8/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Finnish 98.2% (official)
 • Swedish 1.1%
 • Others 0.8%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 22.8%
 • 15 to 64 64.9%
 • 65 or older 12.3%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 17.5%
Website www.masku.fi

Masku (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈmɑsku]) is a municipality of Finland.

It is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Finland Proper region. The municipality, which is located just north of Turku, has a population of 9,714 (30 September 2014)[2] and covers an area of 204.11 square kilometres (78.81 sq mi) of which 29.21 km2 (11.28 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 55.54 inhabitants per square kilometre (143.8/sq mi).

The municipality is unilingually Finnish. The municipality has previously also been known as "Masko" in Swedish documents, but is today referred to as "Masku" also in Swedish.[6]

On January 1, 2009 the municipalities of Askainen and Lemu were consolidated with Masku.

The most famous resident of Masku is Finnish tennis player Jarkko Nieminen. Well known football players from Masku include Kasper Hämäläinen, Riku Riski and Roope Riski.

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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. ^ Kotimaisten kielten tutkimuskeskus :: Kuntien nimet

External links[edit]

Media related to Masku at Wikimedia Commons