Location of Nousiainen in Finland
|• Municipal manager||Hannu Rämö|
|• 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|
|• Rank||197th largest in Finland|
|• Density||24.48/km2 (63.4/sq mi)|
|Population by native language|
|• Finnish||98.3% (official)|
|Population by age|
|• 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||19.5%|
Located in the province of Western Finland, it is part of the Finland Proper region. The Finnish-speaking municipality has a population of 4,866 (31 January 2014) and covers an area of 199.43 square kilometres (77.00 sq mi) of which 0.62 km2 (0.24 sq mi) is water. The population density is 24.48 inhabitants per square kilometre (63.4 /sq mi)..
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. The coat of arms of Nousiainen depicts Bishop Henry and Lalli.
Nousiainen is also a common surname within Finland.
- "Area by municipality as of 1 January 2011" (PDF) (in Finnish and Swedish). Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 9 March 2011.
- "VÄESTÖTIETOJÄRJESTELMÄ REKISTERITILANNE 31.1.2014" (in Finnish and Swedish). Population Register Center of Finland. Retrieved 11 February 2014.
- "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.
- "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.
- "List of municipal and parish tax rates in 2011". Tax Administration of Finland. 29 November 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
- David Kirby, A Concise History of Finland (Cambridge, 2006), p. 7.
Media related to Nousiainen at Wikimedia Commons
- Municipality of Nousiainen – Official website
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