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kalainen( Before 1800)
Uudenkaupungin kaupunki
Market place with the New Church in the background
Market place with the New Church in the background
Coat of arms of Uusikaupunki
Coat of arms
Location of Uusikaupunki in Finland
Location of Uusikaupunki in Finland
Coordinates: 60°48′N 021°25′E / 60.800°N 21.417°E / 60.800; 21.417Coordinates: 60°48′N 021°25′E / 60.800°N 21.417°E / 60.800; 21.417
Country  Finland
Region Southwest Finland
Sub-region Vakka-Suomi sub-region
Charter 1617
 • Town manager Atso Vainio
Area (2016-01-01)[1]
 • Town 502.49 km2 (194.01 sq mi)
 • Land 502.61 km2 (194.06 sq mi)
 • Water 1,430.07 km2 (552.15 sq mi)
 • Metro 502.49 km2 (194.01 sq mi)
Area rank 173rd largest in Finland
Population (2016-03-31)[2]
 • Town 15,469
 • Rank 74th largest in Finland
 • Density 30.78/km2 (79.7/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Finnish 98.8% (official)
 • Swedish 0.5%
 • Others 0.7%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 14.5%
 • 15 to 64 66.3%
 • 65 or older 19.3%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 20.25%
Climate Dfb
Website uusikaupunki.fi

Uusikaupunki (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈuːsiˌkɑupuŋki], Swedish: Nystad), is a town and municipality of Finland.

It is located in the Southwest Finland region. The municipality has a population of 15,469 (31 March 2016)[2] and covers an area of 551.65 square kilometres (212.99 sq mi) of which 49.04 km2 (18.93 sq mi) is inland water. The population density is 30.78 inhabitants per square kilometre (79.7/sq mi).

The municipality is unilingually Finnish. Both its Finnish and Swedish names mean literally "new town". The original name of the main village that was incorporated into Uusikaupunki was Kalainen (which is a Finnish adjective meaning "having plenty of fish"). The village of Kalainen originated as a market place for the people of Vakka-Suomi.

The town of Uusikaupunki was founded as a town with the rights of commerce in 1617 by decree by Gustav II Adolf. In 1721, the Peace of Nystad was signed in Uusikaupunki, ending the Great Northern War between Sweden and Russia. Up to the 19th century it was an important port for commerce and fishing, and up to the latter half of the 20th century it still retained an important ship building industry.

Uusikaupunki is the home of Valmet Automotive, a contract automobile mechanical production company, producing cars and vehicles for other manufacturers. It was founded in 1968 as Saab-Valmet for manufacturing Saab cars. As of June, 2017, Valmet is assembling Mercedes-Benz A-Class and Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class cars.

Uusikaupunki is home to the Bonk museum[6]


The results of the Finnish parliamentary election, 2011 in Uusikaupunki were:


Points of interests[edit]

Restaurant Pursiseuran Paviljonki [7]

Myllymäki park [8]

International relations[edit]

Twin towns – Sister cities[edit]

Uusikaupunki is twinned with:


  1. ^ "Population density by area 1.1.2016". Statistics Finland. Retrieved 12 February 2017. 
  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. ^ Bonk Museum.
  7. ^ [1].
  8. ^ [2].
  9. ^ "Antsla valla arengukava 2003–2012" (in Estonian). Antsla vald. p. 81. Retrieved 23 July 2011. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Uusikaupunki at Wikimedia Commons