Kaustinen

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Kaustinen

Kaustby
Municipality
Kaustisen kunta
Kaustby kommun
The Church in Kaustinen on the sloping churchhill.
The Church in Kaustinen on the sloping churchhill.
Coat of arms of Kaustinen
Coat of arms
Location of Kaustinen in Finland
Location of Kaustinen in Finland
Coordinates: 63°33′N 023°41.5′E / 63.550°N 23.6917°E / 63.550; 23.6917Coordinates: 63°33′N 023°41.5′E / 63.550°N 23.6917°E / 63.550; 23.6917
Country Finland
RegionCentral Ostrobothnia
Sub-regionKaustinen sub-region
Charter1866
Government
 • Municipal managerArto Alpia
Area
 (2018-01-01)[1]
 • Total361.12 km2 (139.43 sq mi)
 • Land354.03 km2 (136.69 sq mi)
 • Water7.09 km2 (2.74 sq mi)
Area rank218th largest in Finland
Population
(2018-08-31)[2]
 • Total4,273
 • Rank194th largest in Finland
 • Density12.07/km2 (31.3/sq mi)
Population by native language
 • Finnish97.5% (official)
 • Swedish1.8%
 • Others0.7%
Population by age
 • 0 to 1417.8%
 • 15 to 6464.4%
 • 65 or older17.7%
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]20.5%
Websitewww.kaustinen.fi

Kaustinen (Swedish: Kaustby) is a municipality of Finland.

It is part of the Central Ostrobothnia region. The municipality has a population of 4,273 (31 August 2018)[2] and covers an area of 361.12 square kilometres (139.43 sq mi) of which 7.09 km2 (2.74 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 12.07 inhabitants per square kilometre (31.3/sq mi).

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

It is the home of the Kaustinen Folk Music Festival, held every July. The comic strip bird Woodstock, named for the rock music festival in Woodstock, New York, is called Kaustinen in Finnish with obvious reference to this folk music festival.

Europe's largest lithium reserve is located in Kaustinen area[6]

Famous people from Kaustinen


References

  1. ^ a b "Area of Finnish Municipalities 1.1.2018" (PDF). National Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Ennakkoväkiluku kuukausittain sukupuolen mukaan alueittain, elokuu 2018" (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 21 October 2018.
  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. ^ http://online.vasabladet.fi/Artikel/Visa/60967

External links

Media related to Kaustinen at Wikimedia Commons