Paimio

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Paimio

Paimio – Pemar
Town
Paimion kaupunki
Pemar stad
Paimio in winter
Paimio in winter
Coat of arms of Paimio
Coat of arms
Location of Paimio in Finland
Location of Paimio in Finland
Coordinates: 60°27′N 022°42′E / 60.450°N 22.700°E / 60.450; 22.700Coordinates: 60°27′N 022°42′E / 60.450°N 22.700°E / 60.450; 22.700
Country Finland
RegionSouthwest Finland
Sub-regionTurku sub-region
City rights1997
Government
 • Town managerJari Jussinmäki
Area
 (2018-01-01)[1]
 • Total242.26 km2 (93.54 sq mi)
 • Land238.35 km2 (92.03 sq mi)
 • Water3.89 km2 (1.50 sq mi)
Area rank250th largest in Finland
Population
 (2019-01-31)[2]
 • Total10,827
 • Rank94th largest in Finland
 • Density45.42/km2 (117.6/sq mi)
Population by native language
 • Finnish98.4% (official)
 • Swedish0.7%
 • Others0.9%
Population by age
 • 0 to 1418.4%
 • 15 to 6466.4%
 • 65 or older15.2%
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]19.5%
ClimateDfb
Websitewww.paimio.fi

Paimio (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈpɑimio]; Swedish: Pemar) is a town and municipality of Finland.

It is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Southwest Finland region. The municipality has a population of 10,827 (31 January 2019)[2] and covers an area of 242.26 square kilometres (93.54 sq mi) of which 3.89 km2 (1.50 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 45.42 inhabitants per square kilometre (117.6/sq mi). The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

Important buildings[edit]

Paimio is best known for Paimio Sanatorium operating as a part of Turku University Hospital. It was built in 1932 and designed by architect Alvar Aalto and originally served as a tuberculosis sanatorium.

Trivia[edit]

  • Paimio centre is called Vista, divided by the church hill to Upper Vista (Ylä-Vista) and Lower Vista (Ala-Vista).

Notable individuals[edit]

International relations[edit]

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Paimio is twinned with:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Area of Finnish Municipalities 1.1.2018" (PDF). National Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Suomen virallinen tilasto (SVT): Väestön ennakkotilasto [verkkojulkaisu]. Tammikuu 2019" (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  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.

External links[edit]

Media related to Paimio at Wikimedia Commons

Paimo countryside in the winter