Vahto

Vahto (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈʋɑhto]) is a former municipality of Finland. It was consolidated with Rusko on January 1, 2009.

Vahto
Vahdon kunta
Vahto kommun
Vahto church

Coat of arms
CountryFinland
ProvinceWestern Finland
RegionSouthwest Finland
Sub-regionTurku
Merged with RuskoJanuary 1, 2009
Government
  City managerRiitta Pahikkala
Area
  Total77.10 km2 (29.77 sq mi)
  Land77.08 km2 (29.76 sq mi)
  Water0.02 km2 (0.008 sq mi)
Area rank407th
Population
 (2003)
  Total1,859
  Rank358th
  Density24/km2 (62/sq mi)
 +0.8 % change
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Official languagesFinnish
Urbanisation66.0%
Unemployment rate7.6%
Websitehttp://www.vahto.fi/

It is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Southwest Finland region. The municipality had a population of 1,876 (2004-12-31) and covered an area of 77.10 km² of which 0.02 km² is water. The population density was 24.34 inhabitants per km².

Vahto was one of the 18 municipalities in the Turku region, and due to its close proximity to the center of Turku (about 20 km), it may also be considered part of the Turku metropolitan area. In the north, Vahto shared a common boundary mark with seven other municipalities. This famous site, called Kuhankuono in Finnish, is also a pre-historical border mark between Southwest Finland and the other Finnish provinces.

The municipality was unilingually Finnish.

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