Paimio in winter
Location of Paimio in Finland
|• Town manager||Jari Jussinmäki|
|• Total||242.24 km2 (93.53 sq mi)|
|• Land||238.35 km2 (92.03 sq mi)|
|• Water||3.89 km2 (1.50 sq mi)|
|Area rank||290th largest in Finland|
|• Rank||102nd largest in Finland|
|• Density||44.58/km2 (115.5/sq mi)|
|Population by native language|
|• Finnish||98.4% (official)|
|Population by age|
|• 0 to 14||18.4%|
|• 15 to 64||66.4%|
|• 65 or older||15.2%|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
|• Summer (DST)||EEST (UTC+3)|
|Municipal tax rate||19.5%|
It is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Southwest Finland region. The municipality has a population of 10,626 (31 March 2016) and covers an area of 242.24 square kilometres (93.53 sq mi) of which 3.89 km2 (1.50 sq mi) is water. The population density is 44.58 inhabitants per square kilometre (115.5/sq mi). The municipality is unilingually Finnish.
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).
- Jarno Koskiranta, ice hockey player
- Jussi Ranta, sports journalist and producer
- Mika Ojala, footballer
- Tero Koskiranta, ice hockey player
- V. J. Sukselainen, politician
- Veeti Kallio, singer and actor
Twin towns — Sister cities
Paimio is twinned with:
- Audru Parish, Estonia
- Ljungby Municipality, Sweden
- Zelenogorsk, Russia
- Sovetsky, Russia
- Tølløse, Denmark
- Ås, Norway
- Öckerö Municipality, Sweden
- Odenthal, Germany
- "Area by municipality as of 1 January 2011" (PDF) (in Finnish and Swedish). Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 9 March 2011.
- "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.
Media related to Paimio at Wikimedia Commons
- Town of Paimio – Official website (Finnish)
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