This article is about the town in Finland. For other uses, see Kaarina (disambiguation).
Kaarinan kaupunki

Coat of arms

Location of Kaarina in Finland
Coordinates: 60°24′N 022°22′E / 60.400°N 22.367°E / 60.400; 22.367Coordinates: 60°24′N 022°22′E / 60.400°N 22.367°E / 60.400; 22.367
Country Finland
Region Southwest Finland
Sub-region Turku sub-region
Charter 1869
  Town manager Harri Virta
Area (2011-01-01)[1]
  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
Population (2016-03-31)[2]
  Total 32,533
  Rank 33rd largest in Finland
  Density 216.4/km2 (560/sq mi)
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%
Climate Dfb
Website www.kaarina.fi

Kaarina (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈkɑːrinɑ]; Swedish: S:t Karins, i.e. Saint Catherine′s) is a small town and municipality of Finland.

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)[2] and covers an area of 179.49 square kilometres (69.30 sq mi) of which 29.15 km2 (11.25 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 216.4 inhabitants per square kilometre (560/sq mi).

The municipality is unilingually Finnish, with a Swedish minority and e.g. a Swedish comprehensive school. Bilinguality was proposed but rejected 2015.

The famous fetish artist Tom of Finland was born in Kaarina. Kaarina has a well known football team Kaarinan Pojat.

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:


International relations

Twin towns — Sister cities

Kaarina is twinned with:

See also


  1. 1 2 "Area by municipality as of 1 January 2011" (PDF) (in Finnish and Swedish). Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 9 March 2011.
  2. 1 2 "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. "Välissuhted" (in Estonian). Jõgeva linn. Retrieved 2011-07-23.

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