Nousiainen

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Nousiainen
Municipality
Nousiaisten kunta
Nousiainen Church
Nousiainen Church
Coat of arms of Nousiainen
Coat of arms
Location of Nousiainen in Finland
Location of Nousiainen in Finland
Coordinates: 60°36′N 022°05′E / 60.600°N 22.083°E / 60.600; 22.083Coordinates: 60°36′N 022°05′E / 60.600°N 22.083°E / 60.600; 22.083
Country Finland
Region Finland Proper
Sub-region Turku sub-region
Charter 1867
Government
 • Municipal manager Hannu Rämö
Area (2011-01-01)[1]
 • Total 199.43 km2 (77.00 sq mi)
 • Land 198.81 km2 (76.76 sq mi)
 • Water 0.62 km2 (0.24 sq mi)
Area rank 302nd largest in Finland
Population (2014-09-30)[2]
 • Total 4,826
 • Rank 197th largest in Finland
 • Density 24.27/km2 (62.9/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Finnish 98.3% (official)
 • Swedish 0.8%
 • Others 0.8%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 21.7%
 • 15 to 64 64.5%
 • 65 or older 13.7%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 19.5%
Website www.nousiainen.fi

Nousiainen (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈnousiˌɑinen]; Swedish: Nousis) is a municipality of Finland.

Located in the province of Western Finland, it is part of the Finland Proper region. The Finnish-speaking municipality has a population of 4,826 (30 September 2014)[2] and covers an area of 199.43 square kilometres (77.00 sq mi) of which 0.62 km2 (0.24 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 24.27 inhabitants per square kilometre (62.9/sq mi)..

History[edit]

Nousiainen was the first seat of the bishop of Finland until the early 13th century, whereafter the seat was shifted to Turku. It remained, however, a place of pilgrimage throughout the Middle Ages.[6] The coat of arms of Nousiainen depicts Bishop Henry and Lalli.

Nousiainen is also a common surname within Finland.

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. ^ David Kirby, A Concise History of Finland (Cambridge, 2006), p. 7.

External links[edit]

Media related to Nousiainen at Wikimedia Commons