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Paimio – Pemar
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
 • Town managerJari Jussinmäki
 • 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
 • 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%

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.


  • 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:


  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