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 (2014-01-31)[2]
 • Total 9,577
 • Rank 108th largest in Finland
 • Density 54.76/km2 (141.8/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 9,577 (31 January 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 54.76 inhabitants per square kilometre (141.8 /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.

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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 31.1.2014" (in Finnish and Swedish). Population Register Center of Finland. Retrieved 11 February 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