Paimio (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈpɑimio]; Swedish: Pemar) is a town and municipality of Finland.


Paimion kaupunki
Pemars stad
Paimio in winter

Coat of arms
Location of Paimio in Finland
Coordinates: 60°27′N 022°42′E
Country Finland
RegionSouthwest Finland
Sub-regionTurku sub-region
City rights1997
  Town managerJari Jussinmäki
  Total242.26 km2 (93.54 sq mi)
  Land238.35 km2 (92.03 sq mi)
  Water3.89 km2 (1.50 sq mi)
Area rank250th largest in Finland
  Rank94th largest in Finland
  Density45.42/km2 (117.6/sq mi)
Population by native language
  Finnish98.4% (official)
Population by age
  0 to 1418.4%
  15 to 6466.4%
  65 or older15.2%
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+03:00 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]19.5%

It is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Southwest Finland region. The municipality has a population of 10,827 (31 January 2019)[2] and covers an area of 242.26 square kilometres (93.54 sq mi) of which 3.89 km2 (1.50 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 45.42 inhabitants per square kilometre (117.6/sq mi). The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

Important buildings

Paimio is best known for Paimio Sanatorium operating as a part of Turku University Hospital. It was built in 1932 and designed by architect Alvar Aalto and originally served as a tuberculosis sanatorium.


  • Paimio centre is called Vista, divided by the church hill to Upper Vista (Ylä-Vista) and Lower Vista (Ala-Vista).

Notable individuals

International relations

Twin towns — Sister cities

Paimio is twinned with:


  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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