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—  Town  —
Kaarinan kaupunki

Coat of arms
Location of Kaarina in Finland
Coordinates: 60°24′N 022°22′E / 60.4°N 22.367°E / 60.4; 22.367Coordinates: 60°24′N 022°22′E / 60.4°N 22.367°E / 60.4; 22.367
Country Finland
Region Finland Proper
Sub-region Turku sub-region
Charter 1869
 - Town manager Harri Virta
Area (2009-01-01)[1]
 - Total 179.52 km2 (69.3 sq mi)
 - Land 150.35 km2 (58.1 sq mi)
 - Water 29.17 km2 (11.3 sq mi)
Area rank 322nd largest in Finland
Population (2009-12-31)[2]
 - Total 30,764
 - Density 204.62/km2 (530/sq mi)
Population rank 33rd largest in Finland
Population by native language [3]
 - Finnish 93.9% (official)
 - Swedish 3.6%
 - Others 2.4%
Population by age [4]
 - 0 to 14 20%
 - 15 to 64 65.6%
 - 65 or older 14.3%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 - Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 18.5%
Website www.kaarina.fi

Kaarina (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈkɑːrinɑ]; Swedish: S:t Karins) is a small city and municipality of Finland.

It is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Finland Proper region and is a neighbouring town of Turku, which is the capital of Western Finland, therefore Kaarina is a part of the Greater Turku region. The municipality has a population of 30,764 (31 December 2009)[2] and covers an area of 179.52 square kilometres (69.31 sq mi) of which 29.17 km2 (11.26 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 204.62 inhabitants per square kilometre (530.0 /sq mi). The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

The famous fetish artist Tom of Finland was born in Kaarina. The legendary founders of funeral doom metal, the band Thergothon was formed here in 1989.

The municipality of Kuusisto was consolidated with Kaarina in 1946. The municipality of Piikkiö was consolidated with Kaarina on January 1, 2009. At the same time, Kaarina adopted the coat of arms of Piikkiö.


International relations

Twin towns — Sister cities

Kaarina is twinned with:

See also


  1. ^ a b "Area by municipality as of 1 January 2009" (in Finnish and Swedish) (PDF). Land Survey of Finland. http://www.maanmittauslaitos.fi/Pintaalat_kunnittain_1.1.2009.pdf. Retrieved 20 February 2009.  
  2. ^ a b "Population by municipality as of 31 December 2009" (in Finnish and Swedish). Population Information System. Population Register Center of Finland. http://www.vrk.fi/vrk/files.nsf/files/4AD425C09E8E9093C22576AA001D7112/$file/091231.htm. Retrieved 13 January 2010.  
  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. http://pxweb2.stat.fi/Dialog/varval.asp?ma=060_vaerak_tau_107_fi&ti=V%E4est%F6+kielen+mukaan+sek%E4+ulkomaan+kansalaisten+m%E4%E4r%E4+ja+maa%2Dpinta%2Dala+alueittain++1980+%2D+2008&path=../Database/StatFin/vrm/vaerak/&lang=3&multilang=fi. 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. http://pxweb2.stat.fi/Dialog/varval.asp?ma=050_vaerak_tau_104_fi&ti=V%E4est%F6+i%E4n+%281%2Dv%2E%29+ja+sukupuolen+mukaan+alueittain+1980+%2D+2008&path=../Database/StatFin/vrm/vaerak/&lang=3&multilang=fi. Retrieved 28 April 2009.  
  5. ^ "List of municipal and parish tax rates in 2010". Tax Administration of Finland. 24 November 2009. http://www.vero.fi/download.asp?id=5853;25512. Retrieved 13 January 2010.  
  6. ^ "Jõgeva Town". www.jogevalv.ee. http://www.jogevalv.ee/index.php?main_id=307,1427&lang=eng. Retrieved 2009-10-18.  

External links

Residential blocks in Kaarina


Up to date as of January 15, 2010

Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

See also kaarina


Proper noun


  1. A female given name, medieval cognate of Catherine through Swedish Karin.


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