Sauvo

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Sauvo
Municipality
Sauvon kunta
Sauvo Church
Sauvo Church
Coat of arms of Sauvo
Coat of arms
Location of Sauvo in Finland
Location of Sauvo in Finland
Coordinates: 60°20.5′N 022°41.5′E / 60.3417°N 22.6917°E / 60.3417; 22.6917Coordinates: 60°20.5′N 022°41.5′E / 60.3417°N 22.6917°E / 60.3417; 22.6917
Country Finland
Region Finland Proper
Sub-region Turku sub-region
Government
 • Municipal manager Seppo Allén
Area (2011-01-01)[1]
 • Total 299.71 km2 (115.72 sq mi)
 • Land 252.50 km2 (97.49 sq mi)
 • Water 47.21 km2 (18.23 sq mi)
Area rank 278th largest in Finland
Population (2014-09-30)[2]
 • Total 3,021
 • Rank 248th largest in Finland
 • Density 11.96/km2 (31.0/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Finnish 96% (official)
 • Swedish 2.1%
 • Others 1.9%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 17.6%
 • 15 to 64 64.8%
 • 65 or older 17.5%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 21570
Municipal tax rate[5] 19.5%
Website www.sauvo.fi

Sauvo (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈsɑuʋo]; Swedish: Sagu) is a municipality of Finland.

It is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Finland Proper region. The municipality had a population of 3,021 (30 September 2014)[2] and covers an area of 299.71 square kilometres (115.72 sq mi) of which 47.21 km2 (18.23 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 11.96 inhabitants per square kilometre (31.0/sq mi).

Like many waterside areas near major population centres, Sauvo's population increases every summer because of summer cottage usage. While vacationers are not reflected in the official statistics, they roughly double the population during the summer. The first written mention of Sauvo dates back to the year 1335. Today it holds a stone church from the late 15th century, and many manor houses.

The municipality of Karuna was merged into Sauvo in 1969.

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

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. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Sauvo at Wikimedia Commons