Location of Nousiainen in Finland
|• Municipal manager||Hannu Rämö|
|• Total||198.97 km2 (76.82 sq mi)|
|• Land||198.81 km2 (76.76 sq mi)|
|• Water||0.62 km2 (0.24 sq mi)|
|Area rank||263rd largest in Finland|
|• Rank||182nd largest in Finland|
|• Density||24.43/km2 (63.3/sq mi)|
|Population by native language|
|• Finnish||98.3% (official)|
|Population by age|
|• 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||19.5%|
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) and covers an area of 198.97 square kilometres (76.82 sq mi) of which 0.62 km2 (0.24 sq mi) is water. The population density is 24.43 inhabitants per square kilometre (63.3/sq mi)..
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. The coat of arms of Nousiainen depicts Bishop Henry and Lalli.
- "Population density by area 1.1.2016". Statistics Finland. Retrieved 12 February 2017.
- "Ennakkoväkiluku sukupuolen mukaan alueittain, maaliskuu.2016" (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 31 March 2016.
- "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.
- "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.
- "List of municipal and parish tax rates in 2011". Tax Administration of Finland. 29 November 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
- David Kirby, A Concise History of Finland (Cambridge, 2006), p. 7.
Media related to Nousiainen at Wikimedia Commons
- Municipality of Nousiainen – Official website
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