Raseborg

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Raseborg
RaseborgRaasepori
Town
Raseborgs stad
Raaseporin kaupunki
Castle of Raseborg
Castle of Raseborg
Coat of arms of Raseborg
Coat of arms
Location of Raseborg in Finland
Location of Raseborg in Finland
Coordinates: 59°58.5′N 023°26′E / 59.9750°N 23.433°E / 59.9750; 23.433Coordinates: 59°58.5′N 023°26′E / 59.9750°N 23.433°E / 59.9750; 23.433
Country Finland
Region Uusimaa
Sub-region Raseborg sub-region
Charter 2009
Government
 • Town manager Mårten Johansson
Area(2011-01-01)[1]
 • Total 2,354.17 km2 (908.95 sq mi)
 • Land 1,147.70 km2 (443.13 sq mi)
 • Water 1,206.47 km2 (465.82 sq mi)
Area rank 30th largest in Finland
Population (2014-01-31)[2]
 • Total 29,014
 • Rank 36th largest in Finland
 • Density 25.28/km2 (65.5/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Swedish 66.2% (official)
 • Finnish 31% (official)
 • Others 2.8%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 16.3%
 • 15 to 64 63.5%
 • 65 or older 20.2%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 21%
Website www.raseborg.fi

Raseborg (Finnish: Raasepori) is a town and municipality of Finland. It was created on January 1, 2009, when the municipalities of Ekenäs, Karis and Pohja were consolidated into a single town.[6]

The town has a population of 29,014 (31 January 2014)[2] and covers an area of 2,354.17 square kilometres (908.95 sq mi) of which 1,206.47 km2 (465.82 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 25.28 inhabitants per square kilometre (65.5 /sq mi).

The name of the new town is based on the Castle of Raseborg located in Ekenäs, or formerly in the municipality of Snappertuna. Historically the name of the county was also Raseborg in the 14th century.

The town is bilingual, with a majority (66.2%) being Swedish and a minority (31%) Finnish speakers.

In February 2011, Raseborg Municipality entered into a "Friendship Co-operation Agreement" with Makana Municipality in South Africa. The project, which is to last three years, seeks to facilitate information sharing in the fields of economic development, arts and culture, women's development, youth development, and education.[7]

Politics[edit]

Results of the Finnish parliamentary election, 2011 in Raseborg:

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. ^ "Local Councils Vote to in Favour of Municipal Merger". Yle.fi. YLE. 2007-06-19. Retrieved 2007-06-19. 
  7. ^ "Finland Trip Feeback". Makana Municipality. Retrieved 2011-11-29. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Raseborg at Wikimedia Commons

Raseborg travel guide from Wikivoyage