Aura, Finland

Aura (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈɑurɑ]) is a municipality of Finland. The name derives from the river Aura and the plough (aura in Finnish) reminiscent shape of the municipality. The municipality was established in 1917 from parts of Lieto and Pöytyä.

Aura
Municipality
Auran kunta
Aura kommun

Coat of arms
Location of Aura in Finland
Coordinates: 60°39′N 022°35′E
Country Finland
RegionSouthwest Finland
Sub-regionLoimaa sub-region
Charter1917
Government
  Municipal managerJari Kesäniemi
Area
 (2018-01-01)[1]
  Total95.58 km2 (36.90 sq mi)
  Land94.98 km2 (36.67 sq mi)
  Water0.59 km2 (0.23 sq mi)
Area rank301st largest in Finland
Population
 (2019-01-31)[2]
  Total3,980
  Rank203rd largest in Finland
  Density41.9/km2 (109/sq mi)
Population by native language
  Finnish98.1% (official)
  Swedish0.5%
  Others1.4%
Population by age
  0 to 1421%
  15 to 6465.9%
  65 or older13.1%
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+03:00 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]20.25%
ClimateDfb
Websitewww.aura.fi

It is part of the Varsinais-Suomi region. The municipality has a population of 3,980 (31 January 2019)[2] and covers an area of 95.58 square kilometres (36.90 sq mi) of which 0.59 km2 (0.23 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 41.9 inhabitants per square kilometre (109/sq mi).

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

References

  1. "Area of Finnish Municipalities 1.1.2018" (PDF). National Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  2. "Suomen virallinen tilasto (SVT): Väestön ennakkotilasto [verkkojulkaisu]. Tammikuu 2019" (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  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.

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