Kristinestad

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Kristinestad

KristinestadKristiinankaupunki
Town
Kristinestads stad
Kristiinankaupungin kaupunki
Kristiinakaupunki.jpg
Coat of arms of Kristinestad
Coat of arms
Location of Kristinestad in Finland
Location of Kristinestad in Finland
Coordinates: 62°16′N 021°21′E / 62.267°N 21.350°E / 62.267; 21.350Coordinates: 62°16′N 021°21′E / 62.267°N 21.350°E / 62.267; 21.350
Country Finland
RegionOstrobothnia
Sub-regionSuupohjan rannikkoseutu
Founded1649
Government
 • Town managerRiitta El-Nemr
Area
 (2018-01-01)[1]
 • Total1,678.98 km2 (648.26 sq mi)
 • Land682.53 km2 (263.53 sq mi)
 • Water996.45 km2 (384.73 sq mi)
Area rank124th largest in Finland
Population
(2019-01-31)[2]
 • Total6,599
 • Rank144th largest in Finland
 • Density9.67/km2 (25.0/sq mi)
Population by native language
 • Swedish56.6% (official)
 • Finnish42.2% (official)
 • Others1.2%
Population by age
 • 0 to 1412.4%
 • 15 to 6462.8%
 • 65 or older24.7%
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]20%
Websitewww.kristinestad.fi

Kristinestad (Finnish: Kristiinankaupunki) is a town and a municipality in Finland. It is located in the western part of Finland on the shore of the Bothnian Sea. The population of Kristinestad is 6,599 (31 January 2019)[2] and the municipality covers an area of 682.53 km2 (263.53 sq mi) (excluding sea areas) of which 14.66 km2 (5.66 sq mi) is inland water (1 January 2018).[1] The population density is 9.67/km2 (25.0/sq mi). The population is bilingual with a majority speaking Swedish (57%) and the minority Finnish (42%).[3] The town was chartered in 1649 by Per Brahe the Younger at Koppö island and is named for Queen Christina of Sweden. Kristinestad is known for its old town with low wooden houses and narrow alleys. In April, 2011, Kristinestad became Finland's first Cittaslow community.

International relations[edit]

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Kristinestad is twinned with:

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Geography[edit]

Climate[edit]

Kristinestad has a continental subarctic (Dfc) climate.

Climate data for Kristinestad
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Daily mean °C (°F) −8
(18)
−7.8
(18.0)
−3.7
(25.3)
1.9
(35.4)
9
(48)
14
(57)
15.7
(60.3)
13.8
(56.8)
8.8
(47.8)
4.0
(39.2)
−1.3
(29.7)
−5.6
(21.9)
3.4
(38.1)
Average precipitation days 10 8 9 8 7 8 11 11 11 11 11 11 116
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source = [1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Area of Finnish Municipalities 1.1.2018" (PDF). National Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Suomen virallinen tilasto (SVT): Väestön ennakkotilasto [verkkojulkaisu]. Tammikuu 2019" (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  3. ^ a b "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 Kristinestad at Wikimedia Commons