Paimio

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Paimio
Town
Paimion kaupunki
Paimio in winter
Paimio in winter
Coat of arms of Paimio
Coat of arms
Location of Paimio in Finland
Location of Paimio in Finland
Coordinates: 60°27′N 022°42′E / 60.450°N 22.700°E / 60.450; 22.700Coordinates: 60°27′N 022°42′E / 60.450°N 22.700°E / 60.450; 22.700
Country Finland
Region Finland Proper
Sub-region Turku sub-region
City rights 1997
Government
 • Town manager Jari Jussinmäki
Area(2011-01-01)[1]
 • Total 242.24 km2 (93.53 sq mi)
 • Land 238.35 km2 (92.03 sq mi)
 • Water 3.89 km2 (1.50 sq mi)
Area rank 290th largest in Finland
Population (2014-01-31)[2]
 • Total 10,479
 • Rank 102nd largest in Finland
 • Density 43.96/km2 (113.9/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Finnish 98.4% (official)
 • Swedish 0.7%
 • Others 0.9%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 18.4%
 • 15 to 64 66.4%
 • 65 or older 15.2%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 19.5%
Website www.paimio.fi

Paimio (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈpɑimio]; Swedish: Pemar) is a town and municipality of Finland.

It is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Finland Proper region. The municipality has a population of 10,479 (31 January 2014)[2] and covers an area of 242.24 square kilometres (93.53 sq mi) of which 3.89 km2 (1.50 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 43.96 inhabitants per square kilometre (113.9 /sq mi). The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

Important buildings[edit]

Paimio is best known for Paimio Sanatorium operating as a part of Turku University Hospital. It was built in 1932 and designed by architect Alvar Aalto and originally served as a tuberculosis sanatorium.

Trivia[edit]

Paimio centre is called Vista, divided by the church hill to Upper Vista (Ylä-Vista) and Lower Vista (Ala-Vista).

International relations[edit]

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Paimio is twinned with:

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. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Paimio at Wikimedia Commons

  • Town of Paimio – Official website (Finnish)
    Paimo countryside in the winter