Kimito

Kimito (Swedish: [ˈtɕimito] (listen);[1] Finnish: Kemiö [ˈkemiø]) is a former municipality of Finland. On January 1, 2009, it was consolidated with Dragsfjärd and Västanfjärd to form the new municipality of Kimitoön. Prior to the consolidation, it was one of the four municipalities located on Kimito island, the other three being Västanfjärd, Dragsfjärd and Halikko.

Kimito kommun - Kemiön kunta
Coat of Arms Location
Province Western Finland
Region Southwest Finland
Sub-region Åboland
Area
- Of which land
- Rank
320.17 km2
317.88 km2
ranked 281st
Population
- Density
- Change
- Rank
3,301 (2004)
10.4 inhabitants/km2
+ 0.1%
ranked 277th
Urbanisation 39.3%
Unemployment 7.2%
Official languages Swedish, Finnish
Municipal manager Tom Simola
Home page http://www.kimito.fi

It is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Southwest Finland region. The municipality had a population of 3,301 (2004-12-31) and covered an area of 320.17 km2 (excluding sea) of which 2.29 km2 is inland water. The population density was 10.38 inhabitants per km2.

The municipality was bilingual, with majority being Swedish and minority Finnish speakers.

Events

References

  1. "Kimito". Svenska ortnamn i Finland (in Swedish). Institute for the Languages of Finland. Retrieved 15 September 2019.

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