Vahto

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Vahto
Former municipality
Vahto church
Vahto church
Coat of arms of Vahto
Coat of arms
Vahto.sijainti.suomi.2007.svg
Country Finland
Province Western Finland
Region Southwest Finland
Sub-region Turku
Merged with Rusko January 1, 2009
Government
 • City manager Riitta Pahikkala
Area
 • Total 77.10 km2 (29.77 sq mi)
 • Land 77.08 km2 (29.76 sq mi)
 • Water 0.02 km2 (0.008 sq mi)
Area rank 407th
Population (2003)
 • Total 1,859
 • Rank 358th
 • Density 24/km2 (62/sq mi)
  +0.8 % change
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Official languages Finnish
Urbanisation 66.0%
Unemployment rate 7.6%
Website http://www.vahto.fi/

Vahto (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈʋɑhto]) is a former municipality of Finland. It was consolidated with Rusko on January 1, 2009.

It is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Southwest Finland region. The municipality had a population of 1,876 (2004-12-31) and covered an area of 77.10 km² of which 0.02 km² is water. The population density was 24.34 inhabitants per km².

Vahto was one of the 18 municipalities in the Turku region, and due to its close proximity to the center of Turku (about 20 km), it may also be considered part of the Turku metropolitan area. In the north, Vahto shared a common boundary mark with seven other municipalities. This famous site, called Kuhankuono in Finnish, is also a pre-historical border mark between Southwest Finland and the other Finnish provinces.

The municipality was unilingually Finnish.

External links[edit]

Media related to Vahto at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 60°36′35″N 22°18′25″E / 60.60972°N 22.30694°E / 60.60972; 22.30694