Noormarkku

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Noormarkku
Former municipality
Noormarkun kunta
Noormarkunjoki towards north from the railway bridge
Noormarkunjoki towards north from the railway bridge
Coat of arms of Noormarkku
Coat of arms
Location of Noormarkku in Finland
Location of Noormarkku in Finland
Coordinates: 61°35.5′N 021°52′E / 61.5917°N 21.867°E / 61.5917; 21.867Coordinates: 61°35.5′N 021°52′E / 61.5917°N 21.867°E / 61.5917; 21.867
Country Finland
Region Satakunta
Sub-region Pori sub-region
Consolidated 2010
Government
 • Municipal manager Risto Peevo
Area[1]
 • Total 332.06 km2 (128.21 sq mi)
 • Land 316.86 km2 (122.34 sq mi)
 • Water 15.2 km2 (5.9 sq mi)
Population (2009-12-31)[2]
 • Total 6,158
 • Density 19.43/km2 (50.3/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Website www.noormarkku.fi

Noormarkku (Swedish: Norrmark) is a former municipality of Finland.

It is located in the province of Western Finland and was part of the Satakunta region. The municipality had a population of 6,158 (31 December 2009)[2] and covered an area of 332.06 square kilometres (128.21 sq mi) of which 15.2 km2 (5.9 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density was 19.43 inhabitants per square kilometre (50.3/sq mi).

Noormarkku is the birthplace of the Ahlstrom Corporation. Antti Ahlström invested in the entire development of Noormarkku, setting up one of Finland's first Finnish language schools and building a road network.

The municipality was unilingually Finnish.

Noormarkku was annexed with the neighboring city of Pori on 1 January 2010.

A notable building is the Villa Mairea by architect Alvar Aalto designed as the private home for Maire and Harry Gullichsen.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Area by municipality as of 1 January 2009" (PDF) (in Finnish and Swedish). Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 20 February 2009. 
  2. ^ a b "Population by municipality as of 31 December 2009". Population Information System (in Finnish and Swedish). Population Register Center of Finland. Retrieved 13 January 2010. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Noormarkku at Wikimedia Commons