Lieto

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Lieto
Municipality
Liedon kunta
Coat of arms of Lieto
Coat of arms
Location of Lieto in Finland
Location of Lieto in Finland
Coordinates: 60°30.3′N 022°27.5′E / 60.5050°N 22.4583°E / 60.5050; 22.4583Coordinates: 60°30.3′N 022°27.5′E / 60.5050°N 22.4583°E / 60.5050; 22.4583
Country  Finland
Region Southwest Finland
Sub-region Turku sub-region
Founded 1331
Government
 • Municipal manager Esko Poikela
Area (2018-01-01)[1]
 • Total 302.56 km2 (116.82 sq mi)
 • Land 198.51 km2 (76.65 sq mi)
 • Water 1.66 km2 (0.64 sq mi)
Area rank 235th largest in Finland
Population (2017-08-31)[2]
 • Total 19,535
 • Rank 61st largest in Finland
 • Density 98.41/km2 (254.9/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Finnish 97.3% (official)
 • Swedish 1%
 • Others 1.6%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 21.8%
 • 15 to 64 64.7%
 • 65 or older 13.5%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 18.5%
Climate Dfb
Website www.lieto.fi

Lieto (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈlieto]; Swedish: Lundo) is a municipality of Finland.

It is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Southwest Finland region. The municipality has a population of 19,535 (31 August 2017)[2] and covers an area of 302.56 square kilometres (116.82 sq mi) of which 1.66 km2 (0.64 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 98.41 inhabitants per square kilometre (254.9/sq mi).

Neighbour municipalities are Aura, Kaarina, Marttila, Paimio, Pöytyä and Turku.

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

Lieto has a medieval stone church, St. Peter's church, that originates from around 1500 near the city center.

The municipality is also home to the largest local scout troop in Finland, called LEK or Liedon Eränkävijät.

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 "Ennakkoväkiluku sukupuolen mukaan alueittain, elokuu 2017" (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 18 October 2017. 
  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. 

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