Somero

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Somero
Town
Someron kaupunki
Somero Lutheran Church
Somero Lutheran Church
Coat of arms of Somero
Coat of arms
Location of Somero in Finland
Location of Somero in Finland
Coordinates: 60°38′N 023°31′E / 60.633°N 23.517°E / 60.633; 23.517Coordinates: 60°38′N 023°31′E / 60.633°N 23.517°E / 60.633; 23.517
Country Finland
Region Finland Proper
Sub-region Salo sub-region
Charter 1867
Town privileges 1993
Government
 • Town manager Leo Haltsonen
Area(2011-01-01)[1]
 • Total 697.68 km2 (269.38 sq mi)
 • Land 667.78 km2 (257.83 sq mi)
 • Water 29.9 km2 (11.5 sq mi)
Area rank 178th largest in Finland
Population (2014-01-31)[2]
 • Total 9,268
 • Rank 112th largest in Finland
 • Density 13.88/km2 (35.9/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Finnish 98.1% (official)
 • Swedish 0.5%
 • Others 1.4%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 15.6%
 • 15 to 64 59.2%
 • 65 or older 25.2%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 18.5%
Website www.somero.fi

Somero (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈsomero]) is a municipality of Finland, located in the province of Western Finland and part of the Finland Proper region. The municipality has a population of 9,268 (31 January 2014)[2] and covers an area of 697.68 square kilometres (269.38 sq mi) of which 29.9 km2 (11.5 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 13.88 inhabitants per square kilometre (35.9 /sq mi). Somero is unilingually Finnish.

History[edit]

Somero has been known as a trading place since the 14th century. The municipality was officially founded in 1867. The municipality of Somerniemi merged with Somero proper in 1977. Somero was moved from the province of Häme to the province of Turku and Pori in 1990. Currently it belongs to the province of Western Finland. Somero became a town (kaupunki) on January 1, 1993.

Famous natives[edit]

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 Somero at Wikimedia Commons