Askainen

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Askainen

Askainen – Villnäs
Askaisten kunta
Villnäs kommun
Coat of arms of Askainen
Coat of arms
Askainen.sijainti.suomi.2008.svg
CountryFinland
ProvinceWestern Finland
RegionSouthwest Finland
Sub-regionTurku
Merged into MaskuJanuary 1, 2009
Government
 • City managerPekka Määttänen
Area
 • Total61.52 km2 (23.75 sq mi)
 • Land61.26 km2 (23.65 sq mi)
 • Water0.26 km2 (0.10 sq mi)
Area rank411th
Population
(2003)
 • Total931
 • Rank414th
 • Density15/km2 (39/sq mi)
 +0.6% change
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Official languagesFinnish
Urbanisation32.4%
Unemployment rate8.4%
ClimateDfb
Websitehttp://www.askainen.fi/

Askainen (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈɑskɑinen]; Swedish: Villnäs) is a former municipality of Finland. Together with Lemu, it was consolidated with Masku on January 1, 2009.

It is located in southwestern part of the country in the Varsinais-Suomi region. The municipality had a population of 938 (2004-12-31) and covered an area of 61.52 km² (excluding sea) of which 0.26 km² is inland water. The population density was 15.31 inhabitants per km².

The municipality was unilingually Finnish.

Notable residents[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Askainen at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 60°34′20″N 21°51′55″E / 60.57222°N 21.86528°E / 60.57222; 21.86528