Nagu

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Nagu
NaguNauvo
Former municipality
Nagu kommun
Nauvon kunta
Coat of arms of Nagu
Coat of arms
Location of Nagu in Finland
Location of Nagu in Finland
Coordinates: 60°11′35″N 021°54′25″E / 60.19306°N 21.90694°E / 60.19306; 21.90694Coordinates: 60°11′35″N 021°54′25″E / 60.19306°N 21.90694°E / 60.19306; 21.90694
Country Finland
Region Southwest Finland
Consolidated 2009
Area[1]
 • Total 1,698.44 km2 (655.77 sq mi)
 • Land 246.88 km2 (95.32 sq mi)
 • Water 1,451.56 km2 (560.45 sq mi)
Population (2008-12-31)[2]
 • Total 1,428
 • Density 5.78/km2 (15.0/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+3 (EEST)

Nagu (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈnɑːɡʉ]; Finnish: Nauvo, [ˈnɑuʋo]) is a former municipality of Finland. On 1 January 2009, it was consolidated with Houtskär, Iniö, Korpo and Pargas to form the new town of Väståboland. On 1 January 2012 the name Väståboland was changed to Pargas.

The municipality is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Southwest Finland region. The municipality had a population of 1,428 (31 December 2008)[2] and covered a land area of 246.88 km2 (95.32 sq mi).[1] The population density was 5.78 inhabitants per square kilometre (15.0/sq mi).

The municipality is bilingual, with the majority (71%) being Swedish and the minority Finnish speakers.

See also[edit]

  • Själö (Seili), an island in North-East
  • Vrouw Maria – a shipwreck located in the municipality

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Area by municipality as of 1 January 2008" (PDF) (in Finnish and Swedish). Land Survey of Finland. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-08-07. Retrieved 27 March 2010.
  2. ^ a b "Population by municipality as of 31 December 2008". Population Information System (in Finnish and Swedish). Population Register Center of Finland. Archived from the original on 2010-12-02. Retrieved 27 March 2010.

External links[edit]

Media related to Nagu at Wikimedia Commons

Nagu travel guide from Wikivoyage