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Maskun kunta
Masku kommun
Coat of arms of Masku
Coat of arms
Location of Masku in Finland
Location of Masku in Finland
Coordinates: 60°34′N 022°06′E / 60.567°N 22.100°E / 60.567; 22.100Coordinates: 60°34′N 022°06′E / 60.567°N 22.100°E / 60.567; 22.100
Country  Finland
Region Southwest Finland
Sub-region Turku sub-region
 • Municipal manager Arto Oikarinen
Area (2018-01-01)[1]
 • Total 204.01 km2 (78.77 sq mi)
 • Land 174.90 km2 (67.53 sq mi)
 • Water 29.21 km2 (11.28 sq mi)
Area rank 271st largest in Finland
Population (2017-08-31)[2]
 • Total 9,694
 • Rank 106th largest in Finland
 • Density 55.43/km2 (143.6/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Finnish 98.2% (official)
 • Swedish 1.1%
 • Others 0.8%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 22.8%
 • 15 to 64 64.9%
 • 65 or older 12.3%
Time zone UTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+3 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5] 17.5%
Climate Dfb

Masku (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈmɑsku]) is a municipality of Finland.

It is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Southwest Finland region. The municipality, which is located just north of Turku, has a population of 9,694 (31 August 2017)[2] and covers an area of 204.01 square kilometres (78.77 sq mi) of which 29.21 km2 (11.28 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 55.43 inhabitants per square kilometre (143.6/sq mi).

The municipality is unilingually Finnish. The municipality has previously also been known as "Masko" in Swedish documents, but is today referred to as "Masku" also in Swedish.[6]

On January 1, 2009 the municipalities of Askainen and Lemu were consolidated with Masku.

The most famous resident of Masku is Finnish tennis player Jarkko Nieminen. Well known football players from Masku include Kasper Hämäläinen, Riku Riski and Roope Riski.

See also[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.
  6. ^ Kotimaisten kielten tutkimuskeskus :: Kuntien nimet Archived 2011-12-23 at the Wayback Machine.

External links[edit]

Media related to Masku at Wikimedia Commons