Nousiainen

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For the surname, see Nousiainen (surname).
Nousiainen
Municipality
Nousiaisten kunta
Nousiainen Church
Nousiainen Church
Coat of arms of Nousiainen
Coat of arms
Location of Nousiainen in Finland
Location of Nousiainen in Finland
Coordinates: 60°36′N 022°05′E / 60.600°N 22.083°E / 60.600; 22.083Coordinates: 60°36′N 022°05′E / 60.600°N 22.083°E / 60.600; 22.083
Country Finland
Region Southwest Finland
Sub-region Turku sub-region
Charter 1867
Government
 • Municipal manager Hannu Rämö
Area (2011-01-01)[1]
 • Total 199.43 km2 (77.00 sq mi)
 • Land 198.81 km2 (76.76 sq mi)
 • Water 0.62 km2 (0.24 sq mi)
Area rank 302nd largest in Finland
Population (2016-03-31)[2]
 • Total 4,856
 • Rank 197th largest in Finland
 • Density 24.43/km2 (63.3/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Finnish 98.3% (official)
 • Swedish 0.8%
 • Others 0.8%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 21.7%
 • 15 to 64 64.5%
 • 65 or older 13.7%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 19.5%
Climate Dfb
Website www.nousiainen.fi

Nousiainen (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈnousiˌɑinen]; Swedish: Nousis) is a municipality of Finland.

Located in the province of Western Finland, it is part of the Southwest Finland region. The Finnish-speaking municipality has a population of 4,856 (31 March 2016)[2] and covers an area of 199.43 square kilometres (77.00 sq mi) of which 0.62 km2 (0.24 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 24.43 inhabitants per square kilometre (63.3/sq mi)..

History[edit]

Nousiainen was the first seat of the bishop of Finland until the early 13th century, whereafter the seat was shifted to Turku. It remained, however, a place of pilgrimage throughout the Middle Ages.[6] The coat of arms of Nousiainen depicts Bishop Henry and Lalli.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Area by municipality as of 1 January 2011" (PDF) (in Finnish and Swedish). Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 9 March 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Ennakkoväkiluku sukupuolen mukaan alueittain, maaliskuu.2016" (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 31 March 2016. 
  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. ^ David Kirby, A Concise History of Finland (Cambridge, 2006), p. 7.

External links[edit]

Media related to Nousiainen at Wikimedia Commons