Location of Kaarina in Finland
|Coordinates: 60°24′N 022°22′E / 60.400°N 22.367°ECoordinates: 60°24′N 022°22′E / 60.400°N 22.367°E|
|• Town manager||Harri Virta|
|• Total||179.49 km2 (69.30 sq mi)|
|• Land||150.34 km2 (58.05 sq mi)|
|• Water||29.15 km2 (11.25 sq mi)|
|Area rank||313th largest in Finland|
|• Rank||33rd largest in Finland|
|• Density||216.4/km2 (560/sq mi)|
|Population by native language|
|• Finnish||93.9% (official)|
|Population by age|
|• 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||18.5%|
It is located in the Southwest Finland region and is a neighbouring town of Turku, which is the capital of Southwest Finland, therefore Kaarina is a part of the Greater Turku region. The municipality has a population of 32,533 (31 March 2016) and covers an area of 179.49 square kilometres (69.30 sq mi) of which 29.15 km2 (11.25 sq mi) is water. The population density is 216.4 inhabitants per square kilometre (560/sq mi).
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.
Results of the Finnish parliamentary election, 2011 in Kaarina:
- National Coalition Party 29.7%
- Social Democratic Party 21.2%
- True Finns 17.8%
- Left Alliance 9.5%
- Green League 7.1%
- Centre Party 6.6%
- Swedish People's Party 3.4%
- Christian Democrats 2.8%
- Residential blocks in Kaarina
- Lake Littoistenjärvi
- Dance pavilion in Littoinen
Twin towns — Sister cities
Kaarina is twinned with:
- "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.
- "Välissuhted" (in Estonian). Jõgeva linn. Retrieved 2011-07-23.
Media related to Kaarina at Wikimedia Commons
- Town of Kaarina – Official website