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Merimaskun kunta
Former municipality
The Merimasku Church, one of the oldest remaining wooden churches in Finland
The Merimasku Church, one of the oldest remaining wooden churches in Finland
Country Finland
Province Western Finland
Region Southwest Finland
Sub-region Turku
Merged with Naantali January 1, 2009
 • City manager Juhani Kylämäkilä
 • Total 51.12 km2 (19.74 sq mi)
 • Land 50.41 km2 (19.46 sq mi)
 • Water 0.71 km2 (0.27 sq mi)
Area rank 417th
Population (2003)
 • Total 1,508
 • Rank 382nd
 • Density 29/km2 (76/sq mi)
  +2.7 % change
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Official languages Finnish
Urbanisation 57.9%
Unemployment rate 6.1%

Merimasku (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈmeriˌmɑsku]) is a former municipality of Finland. It was, together with Rymättylä and Velkua, consolidated with the town of Naantali on January 1, 2009.[1]

It is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Southwest Finland region. The municipality had a population of 1,513 (31 December 2004) and covered an area of 51.12 km² (excluding sea) of which 0.71 km² is inland water.[2] The population density was 30.01 inhabitants per km².

The municipality was unilingually Finnish.


  1. ^ "Naantali merge information". City of Naantali (in Finnish). Archived from the original on 2008-09-14. Retrieved 2008-08-17. 
  2. ^ "Ranking of Finnish municipalities by area" (PDF). National Land Survey of Finland (in Finnish - main website has some pages in English). Retrieved 2008-08-17. [dead link]

External links[edit]

Media related to Merimasku at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 60°28′55″N 021°52′15″E / 60.48194°N 21.87083°E / 60.48194; 21.87083