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Ekenäs stad - Tammisaaren kaupunki
Tammisaari.vaakuna.svg Tammisaari.sijainti.suomi.2008.svg
Coat of Arms Location
Founded 1546
Disestablished 2009
Province Southern Finland
Region Uusimaa
Sub-region Ekenäs
Area
- Of which land
- Rank
1 715.9 km²
721.10 km²
ranked 115th
Population
- Density
- Change
- Rank
14,819 (2008)
20.1 inh./km²
+ 0.2%
ranked 69th
Urbanisation 72.1%
Unemployment 7.7%
Official languages Swedish, Finnish
City Manager Mårten Johansson
Home page http://www.ekenas.fi/

Ekenäs (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈeːkəneːs]; Finnish: Tammisaari, [ˈtɑmːisɑːri]) is a town and former municipality of Finland comprising the former municipalities Snappertuna and Tenala together with the town of Ekenäs. It was merged with Pohja and Karis to form the new municipality of Raseborg on January 1, 2009.

Ekenäs is located in the province of Southern Finland and is part of the Uusimaa region. The town has a population of 14,819 (2008-05-31) and covers an area of 746.65 km² (excluding sea) of which 25.55 km² is inland water. The population density is20.1 inhabitants per km².

The town is bilingual, with the majority being Swedish speakers (83%), and the minority Finnish speakers (15%).

It is noted for its archipelago, part of which is the Ekenäs Archipelago National Park.

Sub-region of Uusimaa (Nyland)

Ekenäs was also the name of a sub-region of Uusimaa (Nyland in Swedish), containing the following municipalities before 2009:

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Coordinates: 59°58.5′N 023°26′E / 59.975°N 23.433°E / 59.975; 23.433

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