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Former municipality
Merimaskun kunta
Merimasku kommun
The Merimasku Church, one of the oldest remaining wooden churches in Finland
The Merimasku Church, one of the oldest remaining wooden churches in Finland
ProvinceWestern Finland
RegionSouthwest Finland
Merged with NaantaliJanuary 1, 2009
 • City managerJuhani Kylämäkilä
 • Total51.12 km2 (19.74 sq mi)
 • Land50.41 km2 (19.46 sq mi)
 • Water0.71 km2 (0.27 sq mi)
Area rank417th
Population (2003)
 • Total1,508
 • Rank382nd
 • Density29/km2 (76/sq mi)
 +2.7 % change
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Official languagesFinnish
Unemployment rate6.1%

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